Comparative Empirical Analysis of Cultural Values and Perceptions of Political Economy Issues

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Profile of Collectivism Values

Chapter 3 discussed the values that reflect a general tendency toward individualism. These values were discussed within three groups, workplace, cultural, and family, using value concepts of Buchholz, Hofstede, and those found in other sociological literature, respectively. This chapter presents an analysis of responses of respondents from the eight countries surveyed as they relate to the collectivism values. The pattern of analysis and discussion are similar to those pertaining to responses to individualism values in Chapter 3. For example, mean responses to individual value propositions within each of the following collectivism values are compared and discussed: Buchholz ( 1976) organizational, humanistic, and Marxist work belief systems; Dorfman and Howell ( 1988) cultural value of paternalism as an extension of Hofstede ( 1980) research; and family social cohesion and status.


WORKPLACE VALUES

Two of Buchholz's values pertaining to individualism were analyzed in Chapter 3 within the context of the relative preference given to work versus leisure by the respondents from the eight countries. The following analysis focuses on the preferences given to values which encourage and support collectivism; organizational, humanistic, and Marxist work belief system.


Organizational Belief System

The organizational belief system value reflects the extent to which a person believes that the real meaning from work can come about only if it contributes to the group or overall organizational well-being and status.

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Comparative Empirical Analysis of Cultural Values and Perceptions of Political Economy Issues
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Figures and Tables ix
  • Foreword xv
  • Preface xvii
  • 1 - Overview of Cultural Values 1
  • Introduction 1
  • 2 - Research Purpose, Procedures, and Demographics 17
  • Introduction 17
  • 3 - Profile of Individualism Values 33
  • SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS 61
  • 4 - Profile of Collectivism Values 69
  • SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS 86
  • 5 - Profile of Value Priorities 91
  • SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS 101
  • 6 - Profile of Organizational Issues 105
  • SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS 123
  • 7 - Profile of National Issues 127
  • SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS 142
  • 8: Profile of International Issues 145
  • SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS 176
  • 10 - Socioeconomic and Political Tenets 181
  • SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS 192
  • 11 - Relationships Between Values and Perceptions of Issues 195
  • SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS 206
  • Appendix 11a - Significance Levels for T-Ratios 211
  • 12 - Summary, Conclusions, and Future Directions for Research 229
  • Bibliography 243
  • Index 253
  • About the Author 258
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