Cultural Differences in Attitudes Toward Action and Inaction: The Role of Dialecticism
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摘要The current research examined whether nations differ in their attitudes toward action and inaction. It was anticipated that members of dialectical East Asian societies would show a positive association in their attitudes toward action/inaction. However, members of non-dialectical European-American societies were expected to show a negative association in their attitudes toward action/inaction. Young adults in 19 nations completed measures of dialectical thinking and attitudes toward action/inaction. Results from multi-level modeling showed, as predicted, that people from high dialecticism nations reported a more positive association in their attitudes toward action and inaction than people from low dialecticism nations. Furthermore, these findings remained after controlling for cultural differences in individualism-collectivism, neuroticism, gross-domestic product, and response style. Discussion highlights the implications of these findings for action/inaction goals, dialecticism, and culture. © The Author(s) 2013.
著者Zell E., Su R., Li H., Ho M.-H.R., Hong S., Kumkale T., Stauffer S.D., Zecca G., Cai H., Roccas S., Arce-Michel J., de Sousa C., Diaz-Loving R., Botero M.M., Mannetti L., Garcia C., Carrera P., Cabalero A., Ikemi M., Chan D., Bernardo A., Garcia F., Brechan I., Maio G., Albarracin D.
期刊名稱Social Psychological and Personality Science
出版社Sage Periodicals Press
出版地United States
頁次521 - 528
關鍵詞action research, attitudes, attitudinal ambivalence, culture and cognition, culture/ethnicity

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