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Papers under the theme of "T08 Cultural/Social Change"

Harmony in the Home: Effects of Parental Child-Rearing Disagreement on Early Childhood Behavior Problems in Turkey

Socio-cultural transition in Turkey has led to significant changes in family dynamics over the last decade (Kagitcibasi et al., 2005). Marital conflict and parental disagreement have become prevalent causes of family dissolution (Demir, 2013). Prior research has shown that harmony between parents predicts children`s socio-emotional development (Teubert & Pinquart, 2010). Therefore, this study examined parental […]

Paternalism, Power Distance and Fatalism Among Managers From Three Major Ethnic Groups in Nigeria

The aim of this study was to examine cross-cultural differences in Paternalism, Power Distance and Fatalism among managers from the three major ethnic groups in Nigeria. The 57-item Word Opinion Survey developed by Kanungo & Mendonca (1994) was used to collect data from 521 employees including 198 Hausa/Fulani, 176 Yoruba, and Igbo managers. The test […]

I Prefer Disruptive Innovation: Residential Stability and the Word-Of-Mouth Communication

Residential stability plays an important role in consumer behaviors. Past research suggests that people in residentially stable community purchased products that benefit their community because they identify strongly with the community. I hypothesized that such a desire to be connected with benefit others would result in higher intention for word-of-mouth communication. Testing this hypothesis, I […]

“Bahala Na Ang Diyos” (God Will Take Care of Us): Perspectives of Filipino Elderly in Urban Poverty

A hallmark of the Filipino family structure is the unique roles played by the elderly. Filipino elderly have always garnered respect due to the substantial contributions they make to the family and society, particularly through their roles as providers and caretakers of their children and grandchildren, as well as through their roles as wise leaders, […]

Culture As a Barrier to Individual and Group Action on Climate Change: A Systematic Review

A systematic literature review was conducted to answer the questions: 1. Which aspects of culture affect patterns of environmental consumption related to climate change at the group level? 2. Which aspects of culture act as barriers to climate change action at the individual level? The results suggest that cultures high on individualism and power distance […]

Culturally Adaptive Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for the English Speaking Caribbean Community in Toronto, Canada

Cognitive Therapy was developed by Aaron T. Beck at the University of Pennsylvania in the early 1960’s as a structured short term, present oriented psychotherapy for depression, directed toward solving current problems and modifying dysfunctional thinking and behaviour. CA-CBT (Culturally Adapted Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) has been designed to increase the accessibility of the treatment and […]

Change in Goal Orientation of Korean High School Athletes: A Cross-Temporal Meta-Analysis, 19992014

The rapid transformation of Korean society has influenced the Korean youth in many aspects including their goal orientations in achievement settings. This study examined changes in Korean high school athletes’ ego and task orientation scores on the Task and Ego Orientation in Sport Questionnaire. Ego-oriented individuals focus on achieving superiority while those who are task-oriented […]

Cultural Patterns to Suicide in Guam: Preliminary Findings From Suicide Autopsy Research

This poster presents a pilot study employing suicide autopsy interviews to identify individual, contextual, and cultural suicide risk factors, protective factors, and warning signs specific to Pacific Islander and Asian American populations in the Pacific island of Guam. Beginning in the mid-1960s, suicide rates among male adolescents in the Micronesian region underwent a sudden and […]

Cultural Value Differences in Europe: Converge or Divergence?

Processes of European economic and political integration make the question of value congruity stand ever more salient. The roots of cultural differences can be traced deep in countries’ historical legacies and in disparities in economic development. How stable are these value differences under a period of globalization and Europeanization? Theoretical contributions make contradictory predictions about […]

An Exogenous Transformation: The Modifications of the Functions of a Corporation Under Chinese Culture

A Corporation in nowadays in a leading society (Western country) is an outcome of an endogenous modernizing process which is rooted in the internal culture with a long-term and stable changing path. However, in a following society (Chinese society), corporations are regarded as the sequel from an exogenous modernizing process which is influenced by the […]

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