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

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5 Profile of Value Priorities

An analysis of significantly different values according to the country of the respondents was presented in Chapter 3 (individualism values) and Chapter 4 (collectivism values). This analysis focused on the significant differences in mean responses between pairs of countries surveyed using chi square and ANOVA procedures. Moreover, the analysis focused on mean responses to individual value propositions that pertained to a number of values falling within the two broad value tendencies, individualism and collectivism. This chapter continues this analysis by contrasting the value preferences pertaining to individualism and collectivism to ascertain the extent of congruence of the responses of respondents from each country involved. Then an analysis of the ranking of a set of values by respondents in each country follows. Finally, a value profile is developed for the respondents from each of the eight countries.


CONGRUENCE OF VALUES

There are certain expected relationships between preferences for individualism versus collectivism as major values. For example, you would expect a person who places a greater emphasis on individualism to have a lower preference for collectivism, and vice versa. In the previous two chapters the analysis focused on comparing the differences in mean responses according to the country of the respondents. These overall mean responses relating to the five values that directly reflect an overall tendency toward individualism are shown in Tables 3.1 through 3.5 of Chapter 3. Similarly, those overall mean responses relating to the five values that reflect an overall tendency toward collectivism are shown in Tables 4.1 through 4.5 of Chapter 4. Table 5.1 summarizes the value preferences of the eight groups of respondents using the data from those

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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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