Collectivistic/Individualistic Self Assessment

 

CULTURAL SELF CONSTRUAL

DETERMINANT QUESTIONNAIRE

The purpose of this questionnaire is to help you assess your individualistic and collectivistic tendencies.  How important to you are the following values?

“Opposed to My Values” (1) “Not Important to Me” (2)  “Somewhat Important to Me” (3)  “Important to Me” (4), or “Very Important to Me” (5)

_____                  1.  Having an exciting life

_____                  2.  Being helpful

_____                  3.  Having a sense of accomplishment

_____                  4.  Being obedient

_____                  5.  Being capable

_____                  6.  Being polite

_____                  7.  Being independent

_____                  8.  Having harmony with others

_____                  9.  Being intellectual

_____                  10. Being obedient to my parents

_____                  11. Having self respect

_____                  12. Being cooperative with others

_____                  13. Being self-directed

_____                  14. Having solidarity with others

_____                  15. Being imaginative

_____                  16. Observing social rituals

_____                  17. Being ambitious

_____                  18. Being interdependent with others

_____                  19. Experiencing pleasure

_____                  20. Ordering relationships by status and observing this order

To find your individualism score, add your responses to the odd numbered items.  To find your collectivism score, add your responses to the even numbered items.  Both scores will range from 10 to 50.  The higher your scores, the more individualistic and/or collectivistic your values are.

* The focus on self construal is important because how we conceive of ourselves is one of the major determinants of our behavior.

Note: Questionnaire adapted from Gudykunst, Matsumoto, et al. (1996)

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