Culture - Cross Cultural Differences/Hofstede

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1. Define ecological fallacy

  • The ability to generalise cross-cultural research
  • Falsely extrapolating group-level findings to individual level of explanation
  • Wrongly attributing properties of individuals to cultures
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2. Which one of these countries do NOT show high levels of Collectivism?

  • France
  • Guatemala
  • Ecuador
  • Panama

3. What is the definition of Cultural Syndromes?

  • Culture does not acccurate represent its percieved stereotype (e.g. Japan comes 23rd on the Individualism scale)
  • They reflect shared beliefs, attitudes, catergoriations and norms, roles and values organised around a central theme
  • Degree to which members of society feel uncomfortable with uncertainty and ambiguity
  • Extent to which members of society accept power in institutions is distributed unequally

4. Which one of these are not Schwarz' critique of Hofstede?

  • Doesn't consider historical change
  • Reductionist
  • Adequacy of sample nations
  • Varaible being measured is a value whihc is culturally sensitive and subjective - but Hofsted counters this and claims surverys are only one of the methods used

5. How many definitions of culture are there?

  • 102
  • More than 164
  • 20
  • More than 223

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