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Michael Minkov
International University, Cambodia
60Publications
19H-index
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Published on Sep 14, 2018in Cross-Cultural Research1.32
Michael Minkov19
Estimated H-index: 19
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Michael Schachner2
Estimated H-index: 2
+ 1 AuthorsOswaldo Morales2
Estimated H-index: 2
Studies of happiness or subjective well-being (SWB) employ a variety of conceptualizations and item formats. Some authorities prefer to focus on the cognitive or evaluative component of SWB in studies of national happiness, and consider the affective component a lesser priority. However, we show that the latter component has unique and important predictive properties. We measured the stable element of the affective component (being “usually happy and in a good mood”) in 44,096 respondents recrui...
Published on Jul 1, 2018in Cross-Cultural Research1.32
Michael Minkov19
Estimated H-index: 19
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Michael Harris Bond64
Estimated H-index: 64
(PolyU: Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
+ 6 AuthorsBen Mudd2
Estimated H-index: 2
Hofstede’s “long-term orientation” (LTO) may be one of the most important dimensions of national culture, as it highlights differences on a continuum from East Asia to Africa and Latin America, strongly associated with differences in educational achievement. However, LTO’s structure lacks theoretical coherence. We show that a statistically similar, and theoretically more focused and coherent, dimension of national culture, called “flexibility versus monumentalism,” or vice versa, can be extracte...
Published on Apr 4, 2018in Comparative Sociology
Michael Minkov1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Yahoo!),
Pinaki Dutt2
Estimated H-index: 2
+ 5 AuthorsBen Mudd2
Estimated H-index: 2
There are few large-scale studies that compare how parents socialize children across the globe and the implications of the different types of socialization. To fill this gap, the authors used data from a new study across 52,300 probabilistically selected respondents from 54 countries. They were asked what advice they would give to their children to instill desirable values and traits in them. Aggregated to the national level, the responses yield two main dimensions of national culture. The first...
Published on Sep 1, 2017
Michael Minkov19
Estimated H-index: 19
Purpose Hofstede’s model of national culture has enjoyed enormous popularity but rests partly on faith. It has never been fully replicated and its predictive properties have been challenged. The purpose of this paper is to provide a test of the model’s coherence and utility. Design/methodology/approach Analyses of secondary data, including the World Values Survey, and a new survey across 56 countries represented by nearly 53,000 probabilistically selected respondents. Findings Improved operation...
Published on Aug 7, 2017
Michael Minkov19
Estimated H-index: 19
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Pinaki Dutt2
Estimated H-index: 2
+ 5 AuthorsBen Mudd2
Estimated H-index: 2
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to provide an updated and authoritative measure of individualism vs collectivism (IDV-COLL) as a dimension of national culture. Design/methodology/approach Rather than focus solely on Hofstede’s classic work, the authors review the main nation-level studies of IDV-COLL and related constructs to identify the salient cultural differences between rich societies and developing nations. The authors conceptualize and operationalize IDV-COLL on the basis of those di...
Published on Jul 1, 2017in Personality and Individual Differences2.00
Michael Minkov19
Estimated H-index: 19
Abstract Response style - the tendency to provide uniform answers to questionnaire items regardless of item content - is seen as a challenge in psychology and sociology studies. It is an especially serious issue in cross-cultural research as different cultures exhibit different response styles, compromising construct comparability. Response styles have been associated with a variety of personality and cultural characteristics, including intelligence. This study analyzed new data from 44,096 resp...
Published on Apr 1, 2017in Journal of Happiness Studies2.51
Michael Minkov19
Estimated H-index: 19
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Michael Harris Bond64
Estimated H-index: 64
(PolyU: Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
National differences in subjective well-being (SWB) have been attributed to socioeconomic, climatic, and genetic factors. We focus on one particular facet of SWB—happiness or positive affect—measured by the nationally representative World Values Survey (WVS). We find that national percentages of very happy people across the three latest WVS waves (2000–2004, 2005–2009, 2010–2014) are consistently and highly correlated with national prevalence of the rs324420 A allele in the FAAH gene, involved i...
Published on Jan 1, 2017
C. Natalie van der Wal11
Estimated H-index: 11
(VU: VU University Amsterdam),
Daniel Formolo3
Estimated H-index: 3
(VU: VU University Amsterdam)
+ 2 AuthorsTibor Bosse20
Estimated H-index: 20
(VU: VU University Amsterdam)
In this research, the effects of culture, cognitions, and emotions on crisis management and prevention are analysed. An agent-based crowd evacuation simulation model was created, named IMPACT, to study the evacuation process from a transport hub. To extend previous research, various socio-cultural, cognitive, and emotional factors were modelled, including: language, gender, familiarity with the environment, emotional contagion, prosocial behaviour, falls, group decision making, and compliance. T...
Published on Jul 1, 2016in Personality and Individual Differences2.00
Michael Minkov19
Estimated H-index: 19
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Kevin M. Beaver45
Estimated H-index: 45
(FSU: Florida State University)
Abstract Proponents of life history strategy (LHS) theory propose that it is an explanation of intra-societal non-political violence, such as homicide and assault. Criminologists usually prefer a different explanation: variation in national violent crime rates is a function of differences in social–structural characteristics, such as absolute or relative poverty (socioeconomic inequality). We found that national homicide rates and prevalence of muggings and attacks on people define a strong sing...
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