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Two decades of change in cultural values and economic development in eight East Asian and Pacific Island nations


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Allen, Michael W. and Ng, Sik Hung and Ikeda, Ken'Ichi and Jawan, Jayum and Sufi, Anwarul Hasan and Wilson, Marc S. and Yang, Kuo Shu (2007) Two decades of change in cultural values and economic development in eight East Asian and Pacific Island nations. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 38 (3). pp. 247-269. ISSN 0022-0221; ESSN: 1552-5422

Abstract

In a 1982 publication, Ng et al. surveyed the cultural values of select East Asian and Pacific Island nations. In 2002, this study repeated their work, using the same sampling frame, questionnaire, and collaborators, where possible. The authors also reclassified the 1982 and 2002 survey results using Schwartz's cultural-level value dimensions. Submission versus Dionysian values that differentiated the nations in 1982 continued to do so in 2002. Furthermore, nations that endorsed Mastery (and rejected Harmony) in 1982 experienced greater subsequent economic growth than did the other countries. Moreover, economic development in 1982 predicted ensuing changes in Submission versus Dionysian and Hierarchy versus Egalitarianism values. Richer nations tended to endorse Dionysian, Autonomy, and Egalitarianism, whereas poorer nations tended toward Submission, Embeddedness, and Hierarchy values. Overall, the results support both economic and cultural determinism and imply two opposing directions of cultural change.


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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Human Ecology
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1177/0022022107300273
Publisher: Sage Publications
Keywords: Economic development; Cultural values; Cultural change; Cross-cultural study
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2015 01:25
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2015 01:25
Altmetrics: http://www.altmetric.com/details.php?domain=psasir.upm.edu.my&doi=10.1177/0022022107300273
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/40410
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