Collectivist vs. Individual? Guess I’m both.

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This self-assessment estimates your level of individualism and collectivism. At one time, experts thought that these two cross-cross-cultural values were opposites. Now, we understand that they represent separate values that are generally unrelated to each other. Each scale has a potential score ranging from 8 to 40 points. Higher scores indicate that the person has a higher level of each cross-cultural value.


   
Low
individualism
8-22
Moderate
individualism
23-30
High
individualism
31-40
   
8 40

Your score was 31. The range of possible scores is from 8 to 40.

Individualism
Individualism refers to the extent that you value independence and personal uniqueness. Highly individualist people value personal freedom, self-sufficiency, control over their own lives, and appreciation of their unique qualities that distinguish them from others. The following graph shows the range of individualism in general. However, keep in mind that the average level of individualism is higher in some cultures (such as Canada) than in others.


   
Low
collectivism
8-22
Moderate
collectivism
23-30
High
collectivism
31-40
   
8 40

Your score was 35. The range of possible scores is from 8 to 40.

Collectivism
Collectivism refers to the extent that we value our duty to groups to which we belong, and to group harmony. Highly collectivist people define themselves by their group membership and value harmonious relationships within those groups. The following graph shows the range of collectivism in general. However, keep in mind that the average level of collectivism is lower in some cultures (such as Canada) than in others.

 

the test can be found here: http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0070876940/student_view0/chapter2/activity_2_6.html

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