Four GLOBE dimensions of perceived social norms in 33 countries

Stankov, Lazar (2015) Four GLOBE dimensions of perceived social norms in 33 countries. Learning and Individual Differences, 41. pp. 30-42. ISSN 1041-6080


In this article we report on an attempt to replicate the findings from the GLOBE (House et al., 2004) study that utilized measures of perceived social norms. This study was based on N = 6938 participants from 33 countries. Four out of nine original dimensions were identified: Humane Orientation, Uncertainty Avoidance/Future Orientation, Power Distance and Gender (Non)Egalitarianism. At the country level, these factors correlated reasonably well with the original GLOBE scales. We report profiles of means for all countries and for nine world regions. For the four perceived social norms, the percentage of total variance — i.e., effect size based on eta-squared statistics and hierarchical linear modelling decompositions — attributable to cross-cultural differences is .20. This effect size is larger than those reported for measures of personality traits and values (Stankov, 2011).

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Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2017 05:03
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Uncontrolled Keywords: social norms; humane orientation; power distance; future orientation; egalitarianism
Fields of Research (2008): 16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160899 Sociology not elsewhere classified
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4410 Sociology > 441099 Sociology not elsewhere classified
52 PSYCHOLOGY > 5299 Other psychology > 529999 Other psychology not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
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