Cross-Cultural Issues Assignment.docx

Normative cultures which score low on this dimension

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objectives inversely. Normative cultures. which score low on this dimension, for example, prefer to sustain respected traditions and standards while observing societal change with doubt. Those with a society which scores high, on the other hand, take a more realistic approach: they inspire thrift and attempts in up-to-date education as a way to train for the future. The United States scores normative on the fifth dimension with a low score of 26. This is replicated by the following: Americans are liable to examine new info to test whether it is true. Thus, the society doesn’t make most Americans pragmatic, but this should not be puzzled with the detail that Americans are very hands-on, being revealed by the “can-do” attitude stated above. The polarization stated above is, so to say, supported by the reality that many Americans have very robust ideas regarding what is “good” and “evil”. This may involve issues such as abortion, use of drugs, euthanasia, firearms or the size and privileges of the authorities versus the States and versus people. The US is the one of the only “Caucasian” nations in the world where, since the start of the 20th century, going to church has risen. This growth is also distinct in some post- Soviet nations such as Russia. American businesses determine their accomplishment on a short-term basis, with profit and loss records being published on a quarterly basis. This also pushes individuals to strive for rapid outcomes in the work place. Indulgence One encounter that confronts humankind, today and in the past, is the extent to which little kids are socialized. Without socialization we do not turn out to be “human”. This dimension can be defined as the degree to which individuals try to regulate their wishes and impulses, founded on the way they were brought up. A trend toward a somewhat weak rule over their impulses is termed “Indulgence”, where a rather strong rule over their desires is called “Restraint”. Societies can be portrayed as Indulgent or Restrained. The United States scores as an Indulgent (68) society on the sixth dimension. This, in pattern with a normative score, is signaled by the following conflicting attitudes and actions: Work hard and play hard.
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The States has pursued a war against drugs and is still very active in doing so, yet drug addiction in the States is greater than in many other well-off nations. It is a formal culture yet even some well-known televangelists seem to be corrupt.
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