For the remaining two issues relating to the international environment, plus the three issue ranks and the four socioeconomic and political tenets, the respondents from the following countries reflect some relationship between the overall collectivism value and the issues/tenets shown: need for resource development (the People's Republic of China, 5 of 7 frequencies; Japan and Chile, 5 of 7 frequencies each with 4 positive); emphasis on nationalism (former Soviet Union, 4 of 7 frequencies); sociopolitical stability issue rank (former Soviet Union, 4 of 7); perceptions of capitalism (the People's Republic of China, 6 of 7; the United States, Venezuela, and Chile, 4 of 7 positive frequencies each); perceptions of socialism (the People's Republic of China, 6 of 7; Germany, the United States, and Chile, 5 of 7 each); and the need to change political ideology ( Chile, 5 of 7 positive frequencies; the United States and the People's Republic of China, 5 of 7 each). All of the respondents have high positive frequencies of significance levels for the last tenet, requisites for effective government, each having at least 4 of 7 positive frequencies.
Similarly to the results relating to the overall individualism value discussed earlier in this chapter, the relationship between the overall collectivism value is only moderately related to political economy issues and tenets. While some frequencies of significance levels at the .05 level or less appear to indicate some relationships exist, often they have conflicting signs or appear counter to expectations.
Table 11.4 summarizes the relationship between the perceptions of the favorableness of the organizational, national, international, and total climate and the overall individualism value as presented in Table 11.1. This overall value reflects the composite values that are directly related to individualism.
The maximum frequency of significance levels at the .05 level or less for the combined organizational, national, and international issues (i.e., total climate) is 60 for the overall individualism value. The respondents from the United States have the highest frequency of significance levels at the .05 level or less for the individualism value (43); however, the positive and negative relationships are about equal. The respondents from the United States have at least half of the maximum frequencies for each of the three levels: organizational (25 of 30), national (12 of 18),