Title: Emotions in collectivist and individualist contexts
Authors: Mesquita, Batja # ×
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Series Title: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology vol:80 issue:1 pages:68-74
Abstract: A theory of cultural differences in emotions was tested in a questionnaire study. Hypotheses about the differences between emotion in individualist and collectivist contexts covered different components of emotion: concerns and appraisals, action readiness, social sharing, and belief changes. The questionnaire focused on 6 types of events that were rated as similar in meaning across cultures. Participants were 86 Dutch individualist respondents and 171 Surinamese and Turkish collectivist respondents living in the Netherlands. As compared with emotions in individualist cultures, emotions in collectivist cultures (a) were more grounded in assessments of social worth and of shifts in relative social worth, (b) were to a large extent taken to reflect reality rather than the inner world of the individual, and (c) belonged to the self-other relationship rather than being confined to the subjectivity of the self. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)
ISSN: 0022-3514
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Social and Cultural Psychology
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