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Hofstede’s Fifth Dimension: New Evidence From the World Values Survey

Reference
First Author: 
Kurman
Kurman, J., Hui, C.M., & Dan, O.
Year: 
2012
Volume: 
43
Number: 
1
15
Last Page: 
22
culture, control strategies, self-improvement, face, attributions
Ancillaries: 

None

Measure
Measure Name: 
Scenarios
Measure Description: 
Scenarios based on failure events in the achievement domain
Construct Name: 
Control strategies
Number of items: 
5
Response Scale: 
Coded for themes: direct-personal primary control; proxy primary control; secondary control

(a) “You were very interested in a part­time job that offered attractive benefits (e.g., discounts for medical service and many paid holidays). After you
sent your CV to the company, the company told you it did not need extra workers. A few days later, you heard the company had hired some new part­time workers.”

(b) “You attempted to get a part­time job with good benefits from a government agency. You thought you did very well at the interview, but your application was rejected. You discovered that those who were offered the job had connections with leading people in that department.”

(c) “You wanted to improve your grades on public examinations. You tried the examination again this year, but you received a poorer grade this time.”

(d) “You need to make an oral presentation to fulfill the course require­ments, which will count for 50% of the final course grade. You prepared the presentation in detail, but during the presentation you had difficulties expressing your ideas clearly and forgot to present some important ideas. You ended the presentation poorly.”

(e) “You belong to a special interest club at the university and currently are working on a proposal for a future activity for club members. You prepared it very well, but the chairman rejected the whole idea.”

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