Date of Award

Spring 2011

Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis


Global Honors

First Advisor

Jerry Finn


This study investigates the problematic global conditions giving rise to the global citizenship movement. The dearth of empirical evidence examining the relationships between global citizenship identification and global consciousness led the researcher to examine correlations between global consciousness and group identities. Participants--undergraduates from the Social Work, Nursing, Business, and Global Honors departments at the University of Washington Tacoma--completed an online survey that included two standardized measurements: 1) the cultural intelligence test (CQ) that measures attitudes and 2) the Global Awareness Profile (GAP) that measures knowledge. Findings suggested that the best indicator of knowledge and attitudes conducive to global consciousness was the level of personal identification as a global citizen.