Cross-Cultural Adjustment Index
Assess your cross-cultural adjustment in 20 different life areas. 

Tap Into The Powerful CernySmith Adjustment Index™
The CernySmith Adjustment Index™ ( CSAI™) is a powerful new screening instrument for improving field retention by evaluating and enhancing cross-cultural adjustment.

This well researched instrument was normed on a sample of 1133 cross-cultural workers in 130 host countries from 46 home countries. The CSAI™ contains 97 questions and takes about 15 to 20 minutes to complete. It is appropriate for any person living cross-culturally more than 30 days.

Participants can select the version of the instrument, which is most closely related to their unique area of cross-cultural service.

  • Business/Corporate (CSAI-BC) - for business personnel and their adult family members.
  • Humanitarian (CSAI-H) – For adult humanitarian workers and adult members of their families.
  • Student (CSAI-S) – For students age 15 and above.
  • Team Report – A group management report analyzing the average scores of a team of 10 or a team of up to 110 workers and/or their families.

After completing the instrument a comprehensive 10-page report will be e-mailed to you by your coach. The report evaluates adjustment on 20 different life areas grouped into 5 adjustment domains. The adjustment areas developed by CSAI™ research are:


  • Organizational Relationship
  • Organizational Support
  • Workload


  • Companionship
  • Cross-Cultural Skills
  • Transitions
  • Cross-Cultural Relationships
  • Situational Crisis


  • Spiritual Life
  • Habits
  • Physical Health
  • Trauma Resolution


  • Resiliency
  • Decision Making
  • Optimism
  • Stress Management


  • Relationship Support
  • Effective Relationships
  • Family Adjustment
  • Extended Family/Friends

I am a CernySmith qualified coach, able to administer the CSAI.

Download a sample report. Select version: Business/Corporate or Humanitarian