Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11851/1843
Title: The Index of Cultural Tightness and Looseness Among 68 Countries
Authors: Uz, İrem
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Keywords: cultural tightness and looseness
norms
measurement
values
attitudes
beliefs
cultural variation
Issue Date: Apr-2015
Publisher: Sage Publications Inc
Source: Uz, I. (2015). The index of cultural tightness and looseness among 68 countries. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 46(3), 319-335.
Abstract: If a culture is characterized by pervasive norms and sanctioning of deviance from norms, it is a tight culture. In a tight culture, people's values, norms, and behavior are similar to each other. Thus, cultural tightness can be conceptualized as homogeneity in values, norms, and behaviors. As such, the cultural tightness and looseness (CTL) can be captured by SD. In the present study, a theoretical framework to study CTL was suggested. Three different indices of CTL in 68 societies were developed based on cultural-level SDs: a domain-specific index, a domain-general index, and a combination index. The combination CTL index showed the greatest validity compared with the domain-specific index, domain-general index, and another measure based on aggregation of individual-level perceptions. With the CTL index at hand, further theoretical predictions pertaining to the CTL can be tested. In general, wider use of SD was advocated.
URI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0022022114563611
https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11851/1843
ISSN: 0022-0221
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Scopus İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / Scopus Indexed Publications Collection
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