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Intercultural Education, Vol. 14, No. 1, 2003
Individualism vs Collectivism in Different
Cultures: a cross-cultural study
ABSTRACT In this study, individualism vs collectivism, in line with the work of Triandis
in 1985, was assessed in two groups of male and female students, in Egypt and Germany.
The results confirm the effect that cultural background has on individualist vs collectivist
orientations in both of these cultures for male and female students. Men and women scored
higher on individualism in Germany than in Egypt, whereas collectivism scores were higher
in Egypt than in Germany. These findings are discussed in terms of general recommenda-
tions for intercultural interventions that discourage viewing people solely in terms of group
membership, and instead as distinct individuals.

Individualism vs. Collectivism in Different Cultures: A cross-cultural study. Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/215889253_Individualism_vs_Collectivism_in_Different_Cultures_A_cross-cultural_study [accessed Apr 17, 2017].


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