Extreme response style as a cultural response to climato-economic deprivation

He, Jia, Van de Vliert, Evert and Van de Vijver, Fons J. R. (2016) Extreme response style as a cultural response to climato-economic deprivation. International Journal of Psychology, 52 S1: 67-71. doi:10.1002/ijop.12287

Author He, Jia
Van de Vliert, Evert
Van de Vijver, Fons J. R.
Title Extreme response style as a cultural response to climato-economic deprivation
Journal name International Journal of Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0020-7594
Publication date 2016-06-03
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/ijop.12287
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 52
Issue S1
Start page 67
End page 71
Total pages 5
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Language eng
Subject 1201 Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
3200 Psychology
Abstract We investigated the effects of climato-economic harshness on extreme response style. Climato-economic theorising postulates that a more threatening climate in poorer countries, in contrast to countries with a more comforting climate and richer countries with a more challenging climate, triggers intolerance of ambiguity and uncertainty avoidance inherent to conservatism, in-group favouritism and autocracy. Scores of extreme response style at country level, a proxy of this cluster of cultural characteristics, were extracted from students' responses in the Programme for International Student Assessment to test the hypothesis. In a series of hierarchical regression analysis across 64 countries, cold demands, heat demands and GDP per capita showed a highly significant interaction effect on extreme response style, predicting in total 30.7% of the variance. Extreme response style was highest in poorer countries with higher climatic demands, and lowest in richer countries with lower climate demands. Implications are discussed.
Keyword Cold demands
Heat demands
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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