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ERIC Number: ED518935
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 124
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1242-5715-0
Cultural Differences in Implicit Theories of Citizenship Performance: A Comparative Study of MBA Students from the Czech Republic, India and the United States
Lanik, Martin
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Colorado State University
The purpose of the present research was to (a) develop a culturally-universal measure of implicit citizenship performance theories and (b) examine cross-cultural differences in the construct. The final measure consisted of four factors--Discourtesy, Interpersonal Harmony, Conscientiousness, and Initiative. Cross-country comparisons using the new measure revealed differences in interpersonal harmony, conscientiousness, and initiative between the American (N = 312), Czech (N = 160), and Indian (N = 195) participants. Country-level collectivism accounted for variation in implicit theories of interpersonal harmony and conscientiousness, and country-level power distance accounted for variation in implicit theories of interpersonal harmony and initiative. The present findings question the assumption that job performance is a culturally universal construct and suggest that some behaviors constituting the job performance domain may be perceived more or less desirable depending on one's culture. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Czech Republic; India; United States