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Unformatted text preview: Behavioer Hnflems I 125 HORIZONTAL AND VERTICAL INDIVIDUflLISM AN D CULLECTIVISM EXERCISE The following is a set of scenarios. Each scenario is followed by four options. Please imagine yourselfin those situations, and place aanext to the option you consider the best. Remember, there are no "correct" answers, only your opinion of the most right or appropriate for you. There are a total of 34 situations. 1. You and your friends decided spontaneously to go out to dinner at a restaurant. What do you think is the best way to handle the hill? h a. Split it equally, without regard to who ordered what _ h. Split it accordingly to how much each person makes _ c. The group leader pays the hill or decides how to split it _ d. Compute each person’s charge, according to what the person ordered 2. :1 big event is taking place in your community, and you have received four requests from people to stay with you overnight while they are in town. You only have space for one guest. Which one will you invite? _ a. fit. relative _ h. A high-status memher ofyour profession _ c. The one person who is most fun to have around _ d. Someone well connected in political circles '3. You have received four invitations for sociai events for the same night, and the events are sufficiently far from each other that you can accept only one invitation. Which invitation will you accept? a. From a high-status member of one of your groups [e.g., sports, philosophical, religious] _ h. From the one person who is known to be good company c. From a relative _ d. From a person who is well connected nationally 4. You are haying a piece of art for your office. Which one factor is most important in deciding whether to buy it? __ a. It is a good investment _ h. Your covworlqers will like it _ :3. You just like it __ d. Your supervisor will approve of it 125 I TEACHING ABOUT CULTURE. ETHNICITY. AND Ul‘v'EREITY iii 5. You are deciding whom to vote for, for an important political job. 1which is the most important consideration in deciding how to vote? The candidate is, other things being equal. _ a. A high-status member of your community _ h. Powerful [influences national policy} _ c. Pt relative _ d. Someone who appeals to you personally B. You are buying a used car. What is the most important consideration a when buying it? _ a. The seller is a relative _ b. The price makes it “an excellent buy" [i.e., others paid much ' more for the same car} __ fin expert mechanic. Twho is one ofyour |ong~titne friends. rec- ommended it _ d. It is beautiful: it rides like a dream 3’. r1 controversy has developed in your workplace. and you need to take a position. Which is your most likely course of action? ____ a. You assemble all the facts and make up your mind _ b. You discuss it with your boss. and support his or her position _ 1t'oit discuss it with your peers. and take their views into account _ d. You consider which position will most likely benefit you in the 1 future. 8. 1i‘t'hich factor is most important when hiring an employee? The applicant J: a. is easy to get along with b. Has been an especially valued employee by a competitor q c. is a relative _ d. Is a respected member of your community a. Suppose you had to use one word to describe yourself. lr'lfhicll one would you use? _ a. Unique _ h. Competitive _ c. Cooperative m d. Dutiful it]. You are considering joining a club. Which one factor is most impor- tant in deciding which club to join? _ a. The one where the people have the most fun b. The one that is most prestigious c. Some ofyour family members are already members of that club d. The one sugested by your parents 11. You are buying some new clothing. Which is the most important factor that you will consider in choosing the style? The style that is _ a. Most suitable for your unique personality w b. ivlost impressive in social situations c. Worn by your friends d. Recommended by your parents Behavioral th‘erns I 12".!r 12. You are starting a new business. and you are looking for a partner. 1i'tfhich is the most important factor in choosing a partner? a. Someone with the same business interests b. Someone who has men successful in previous business ventures c. Pi close friend d. A senior. successful. experienced member of the community 13. The meaning of life can be best understood _ a. By paying attention to the views of parents _ b. Through discussions with friends c. Through individual meditation d. Through individual exposure to the views of wise people 14. Happiness is attained by _a. lGaining a lot of status in your community __ b. Linking with a lot of friendly people c. Keeping one's privacy _ d. By winning in competitions 15. You are planning to take a major trip that is likely to inconvenience a lot of people at your place of work during your absence. 1v‘t’ith whom will you discuss it. before deciding whether or not to take it? I will discuss it with a. No one : b. My parents c. My spouse or close friend d. Experts about the place i plan to travel tor so I can decide if I want to go 1E3. A famous photographer has offered you a very reasonable price for having a picture taken. Which picture would you choose? You with _ a. Your three best friends _b. A very important person [a person who is bound to get into the history books] c. No one else d. Many members of the community. whom you are helping; it shows that you are sacrificing yourself for them 1 ?. Which one of these four books appears to you to be the most interesting? _ a. How to make friends b. How to succeed in business c. How to enjoy yourself inexpensively d. How to make sure you are meeting your obligations IE. Which is the most important factor in an employee‘s promotion, as- suming that all other factors such as tenure and performance are equal. Employee is or has been a. Loyal to the corporation _ b. Dbedient to the instructions from management _ c. Able to think for himself or herself d. Contributed to the corporation much in the past 125 I TEACH-[WC ABOUT CULTURE. ETl-DHCIT‘I'. AND DIVERSITY tf—l. When you buy clothing for a major social event you would be most satisfied if _ a. You like it _ h. Your parents like it _ c. Your friends like it d. It is so elegant that it will dazzle everyone so. Which of the following activities is likely to he most satisfying to you? a. Thinking about yourself __ h. Doing your duty. as expected of you by important groups _ c. Linking with others _ :1. Heating your competitors 21. In your opinion. in an ideal society. budgets will he determined so that a. so people have adequate incomes to meet basic needs it. Some people will be rewarded for making brilliant contribu- tions c. There will he maximum stability, law. and order d. Paople can feel unique and self-actualized 22. When I enter a room full of people. _ a. llook for my closest wise friend and try to do what that person suggests is best to do _ h. i want to shine and be seen as unique and distinguished by most of the people c. I want to merge in the crowd and not he noticed. but l do feel like a unique person _ d. [join my close friends and do what they do 23. In my opinion. the best society is one where a. People get more income if they contribute more to the society __ h. People have more or less equal incomes _ c. People can do their own thing without being noticed _ d. People do their duty and enjoy it 24. when people ask me about myself. I talk about a. My ancestors and their traditions I). My friends and what we like to do c. My accomplishments d. What makes me unique 25. Suppose your fiancee and your parents do not get along very well. What would you do? _ a. Nothing to. Tell my fiancee that i need my parents' financial support and that he or she should learn to handle the politics c. Tell my fiancee that he or she should make a greater effort to " fit in" with the family _ d. Remind my fiancee that my parents and family are very imporr tant to me and he or she should submit to their wishes Behavioral Ihn‘ems I 129 26. How do you prefer to handle difficult class assignments? _ a. “fork alone __ h. Work with a group _ c. Discuss the assignment with the professor to get ahead of the others who did not do that _ d. Take charge of a group; parcel out tasks to make each person's job easier and the completion of the assignment successful 2?. Suppose you have two job offers to choose between. Which are the most important factors in making your decision? __ a. Location of the job in relation to my family and friends w h. The position that will result in the greatest job satisfaction m c. The ability to move up quickly in that organization __ d. My family will gain more status in the community 28. Teams of five people entered a science project contest. Your team WUII first place and a prize of $100. You and another person did 95% of the worlt on this project. How should the money be distributed? __ a. Split it equally, without regard to who did what _ h. The other person and i get 95% of the money. and the rest goes to the group _ c. The group leader decides how to split the money __ d. Divide the money in the way that gives me the most personal satisfaction 29. Imagine you are selecting a band for a fundraising event given by your organization. Which are the most important factors in melting your decisipn? __‘_ a. I really like the band _ h. My friends approve of this hand _ c. The administration of my organization approves ofthe band __ d. I would select the band that is most likely to draw a large crowd 30. You need-to choose one more class for the next semester. Which one will you select? a. The one that will help me get ahead of everyone else _m h. The one my parents said to take __ c. The one my friends plan to take _ d. The one that seems most interesting to me 31. You want to become more involved with a campus organization. Which one will you select? _ a. The one that will loolt best on my resume _ la. The one that people in my dorm are in _ c. The one my parents recommend d. The one I like best HillI I TEACHING ABOUT CULTURE, E'I'l-INICI'FI'. AND DIVERSITY 32. Spring break is right around the corner and you need to make plans. 1Which option will you select? _ a. Go home and see my family; they want me there ___ h. Go tn Florida: I love the sunshine c. Spend time studying to give myself a competitive edge :1. Want tn do what everyone else is doing 33. Which candidate will you vote for in the election for president oftlie Student Government? _ a. The one your friends are voting for __ h. The one I like best _ c. The one who will reward me personally _ d. The one who is a member of an organization important to rnchlhe status of that organization will improve if that candidate is elected 34. You are away at school and have time to write a letter. lv‘urhnrn will you write to? _ a. My boss at work—it will help me get ahead _ h. My parents _ C. The person I feel happy writing to _ d. My brother or sister ...
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