The effect of self-construals on perceptions of organizational events

Pekerti, Andre A. and Kwantes, Catherine T. (2011) The effect of self-construals on perceptions of organizational events. International Journal of Cross Cultural Management, . doi:10.1177/1470595811413101

Author Pekerti, Andre A.
Kwantes, Catherine T.
Title The effect of self-construals on perceptions of organizational events
Journal name International Journal of Cross Cultural Management   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1470-5958
Publication date 2011-11
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1470595811413101
Total pages 21
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This empirical research examines the effect of culture on the way people perceive and assign causes to events in organizations. It explores the idea that attributional biases and errors are moderated by a person’s culture. Results supported proposed  hypotheses; they showed that Indonesians, New Zealanders, and Canadians  perceived their interdependent self-construal as salient, moderately salient, and least salient, respectively. Furthermore, self-construals moderated and mediated people’s perceptions of organizational events. High-interdependents attributed negative  organizational events to factors that are external, less controllable, thus had a more  fatalistic outlook compared to Moderate-interdependents and Low-interdependents,  respectively. In contrast, Low-interdependents attributed positive organizational events to more internal and stable factors compared to Moderate- and High-interdependents,  respectively; they also perceived positive events as being controllable and caused by  their own actions compared to High-interdependents. Implications for management  practices in multinational organizations are discussed.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Article in press; Published online 8 November 2011.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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