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Michael Schachner
Cultural diversityPsychologyHappinessHofstede's cultural dimensions theorySocial psychology
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#1Michael Minkov (UT: University of Tartu)H-Index: 1
#2Christian WelzelH-Index: 30
Last. Michael SchachnerH-Index: 3
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Numerous studies have reported a positive individual-level association between happiness and two psychologically distinct states of mind: religious faith and subjective freedom (a feeling of life control). Although the strength of these relationships varies across countries, no general pattern driving this variation has been shown so far. After surveying 40,534 randomly selected respondents from 43 nations, we find that in countries where happiness is more closely related to religious faith, it ...
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#1Michael Minkov (UT: University of Tartu)H-Index: 1
#2F.J.R. van de Vijver (NWU: North-West University)H-Index: 16
Last. Michael SchachnerH-Index: 3
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Abstract Few short Big Five instruments have been tested for invariance across samples from a large number of countries. To fill this gap, we measured the Big Five personality traits in probability samples (n > 1000 in each country) from Belgium, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Nigeria, Philippines, Russia, Thailand, Turkey, UK, US, and Vietnam. We used a new, short Big Five questionnaire, based on the BFI and other short instruments after consultat...
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#1Michael MinkovH-Index: 22
#2Michael SchachnerH-Index: 3
Last. Oswaldo MoralesH-Index: 3
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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 stud...
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#1Michael Minkov (UT: University of Tartu)H-Index: 1
#2Pinaki DuttH-Index: 3
Last. Vesselin Ivanov BlagoevH-Index: 5
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The purpose of this paper is to test the replicability of Hofstede’s value-based dimensions – masculinity–femininity (MAS–FEM) and individualism–collectivism (IDV–COLL) – in the field of consumer behavior, and to compare cultural prioritizations with respect to disposable income budgets across the world.,The authors asked 51,529 probabilistically selected respondents in 52 countries (50 nationally representative consumer panels and community samples from another two countries) what they would do...
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#1Michael MinkovH-Index: 22
#2Michael Harris Bond (PolyU: Hong Kong Polytechnic University)H-Index: 67
Last. Ben MuddH-Index: 3
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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...
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#1Michael MinkovH-Index: 22
#2Pinaki DuttH-Index: 3
Last. Ben MuddH-Index: 3
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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...
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#1Michael MinkovH-Index: 22
#2Pinaki DuttH-Index: 3
Last. Ben Mudd (University of Nottingham)H-Index: 3
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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...
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#1Michael Schachner (FSU: University of Jena)H-Index: 3
#2F.J.R. van de Vijver (NWU: North-West University)H-Index: 6
Last. Peter Noack (FSU: University of Jena)H-Index: 24
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In many Western countries, immigrant children lag behind their native peers in educational attainment, yet there appear to be systematic differences between immigrant groups. We set out to examine (1) if these differential outcomes can be linked to group specific acculturation patterns, following similar processes to those observed at individual level; and (2) to what extent characteristics of the country of origin could help to explain differences in the acculturation process and school adjustm...
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#1Michael SchachnerH-Index: 3
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Past research suggests that Poland and Germany differ in the inclusiveness of their “moral universe”, i.e. the breadth of the community to which people apply moral values and rules of fairness (Schwartz, 2007). It seems likely that this difference is reflected in a more or less inclusive definition of one’s ingroup. The present study investigated (1) whether there are indeed differences in ingroup inclusiveness as manifested in differential construals of the self in East and West Germany and Pol...
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