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

Bain, Paul G. and Bongiorno, Renata (2015) Are individualism and "masculinity" related when controlling for regional proximity? A reappraisal of Barry (2015). Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 46 9: 1226-1231. doi:10.1177/0022022115603126


Author Bain, Paul G.
Bongiorno, Renata
Title Are individualism and "masculinity" related when controlling for regional proximity? A reappraisal of Barry (2015)
Journal name Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0022-0221
1552-5422
Publication date 2015
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/0022022115603126
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 46
Issue 9
Start page 1226
End page 1231
Total pages 6
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, CA United States
Publisher Sage Publications
Collection year 2016
Language eng
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.
Keyword Values
Attitudes
Beliefs
Measurement/statistics
Cultural dimensions
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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