Culture - Cross Cultural Differences/Hofstede

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1. What countries have the lowest levels of Power Distance?

  • Switzerland, Jamaica and Chile
  • Malaysia, Guatamala and Panama
  • Austria, Israel and Denmark
  • Japan, Ireland and Mexico
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2. What is not a criticism of Cultural research?

  • The correspondance bias
  • Research tends to be from one discipline - would be a better foundation from multi-disciplinary approach (using sociology,psychology, economics and anthropology)
  • Political influences on Masculinity and Uncertaintity Avoidance - were sensitive to the timing of the survey as Europe was in the midst of a Cold War and recovering from WW2 and there was a communist insurgence in Asia, Africa and Europe
  • Outdated - too old for coping with todays rapidly changing environment

3. Which one of these countries do NOT show high levels of Collectivism?

  • Ecuador
  • France
  • Guatemala
  • Panama

4. What is not a problem of cultural syndromes?

  • Some characteristics do not cluster at individual level
  • Ecological Fallacy
  • Provide a map of global differences in national culture
  • Do not explain why these variables covary

5. What is the Acuquience bias?

  • The ability to make friends
  • A methodological problem that people in different cultures use response scales in different way`
  • Wrongly attributing properties of individuals to cultures


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