Comparison of the U.S.A. and India cultures: Linking personality and work -related values

by Migliore, Laura Ann, Ph.D., CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, 2009, 235 pages; 3368755


This quantitative study evaluated the interrelational aspects of personality, using the five factor model, and work-related values, using Hofstede's five cultural dimensions for both U.S. and India cultures via online research panels. Results showed large differences in all five cultural dimensions (i.e., the country scores) as compared to Hofstede's 1980 original research, indicating changes in work-related values, and offered insight toward problems associated with Indian outsourcing relationships and performance outcomes. The most intriguing were individualism, power distance, uncertainty avoidance, and long-term orientation, possibly indicating value changes related to communication advances via the Internet, virtual networks, leadership, entrepreneurialism, and the global economic crisis. Recommendations include business practices and future research regarding technological and global economic influences on work-related values, personality, and adaptability.

AdviserGregory McLaughlin
Source TypeDissertation
SubjectsCultural anthropology; Management; Personality psychology
Publication Number3368755

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