Trait Affection Given and Received: A Test of Hofstede’s Theoretical Framework

Daniel H. Mansson*, Aldis G. Sigurðardóttir

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Abstract

This study sought to address Hofstede and McCrae’s (2004) call for systematic cross-cultural comparisons of trait-like attributes. Specifically, we examined the extent to which Danish, Icelandic, Polish, and American adults’ trait affection given and trait affection received are (a) dependent on national origin, and (b) associated with Hofstede’s dimensions of cultures (i.e. individualism-collectivism, masculinity-femininity, power distance, and uncertainty avoidance). The participants (N = 606) completed a questionnaire in English that consisted of the trait affection given and trait affection received scales. Results of a multivariate analysis of variance and linear regression analyses revealed that people’s trait affection given and received are (a) dependent on national origin, and (b) associated with Hofstede’s dimensions of cultures.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-172
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Intercultural Communication Research
Volume46
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Trait affection
  • Individualism-collectivism
  • Masculinity-femininity
  • Power distance
  • Uncertainty avoidance
  • Denmark
  • Iceland
  • Poland
  • United States

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