Are individualism and “masculinity” related when controlling for regional proximity? A reappraisal of Barry (2015)

Bain, P.G and Bongiorno, R (2015) 'Are individualism and “masculinity” related when controlling for regional proximity? A reappraisal of Barry (2015).' Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 46 (9). pp. 1226-1231. ISSN 0022-0221

Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1177/0022022115603126

Abstract

Barry recently attributed the non-significant relationship between the cultural dimensions of Individualism (IND) and Masculinity (MASC) to a suppression effect of regional differences. Pairing countries on regional proximity, he showed that a strong correlation between these cultural dimensions emerged. However, we point to significant issues with this analysis, including how countries were paired, ordered, and included/excluded, as well as in the cultural meaningfulness of regional proximity. Re-analysis of the data after addressing these issues shows that IND and MASC were not significantly related at a cultural level after controlling for regional proximity, nor after controlling for two other prominent geographic factors: latitude and climate demands. The weight of evidence suggests that IND and MASC are not correlated at a cultural level.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: values, attitudes, beliefs, measurement/statistics, cultural dimensions
Divisions: School of Sciences
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1177/0022022115603126
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2022 19:05
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2022 19:05
URI / Page ID: http://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/14592
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