Midterm 1 Study Guide

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Unformatted text preview: and protect them • Masculinity- a national culture attribute that describes the extent to which culture favors traditional masculine work roles of achievement, power, and control. Societal values are characterized by assertiveness and materialism. Femininity- a national culture attribute that indicates little differentiation between male and females roles; a high rating indicates that women are treated as the equals of men in all aspects of society. • Uncertainty avoidance- a national culture attribute that describes the extent to which a society feels threatened by uncertain ambiguous situations and tries to avoid them • Long- term orientation- a national culture attribute that emphasizes the future, thrift, and persistence. Short- term orientation- a national culture attribute that emphasizes the past and present, respect for tradition, and fulfillment of social obligations There is more emphasis to Hofstede’s dimensions because they have stood the test of time and the GLOBE study confirmed them. • Ch. 6 Perception- process by which individuals organize and interpret their sensory impressions in order to give meaning to their environment. People’s behavior is based on their perception of what realty is, not on reality itself. Characteristics of the target affect what we perceive. Interpretation is heavily influenced by personal characteristics. Context matters. Attribution Theory- an attempt to determine whether an individual’s behavior is internally or externally caused. This theory tries to explain the ways in which we judge people differently, depending on the meaning we attribute to a given...
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