Handbook of Management Scales/Power

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Power (CR = 0.75)[edit | edit source]

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Hofstede's five cultural factors are reconceptualized as ten personal cultural orientations: independence, interdependence, power, social inequality, masculinity, gender equality, risk aversion, ambiguity intolerance, tradition, and prudence. A new 40-item scale is developed to measure these personal cultural orientations. Much effort has been invested in ensuring validity, reliability, and cross-cultural measurement equivalence of the new scale.

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Power represents the extent to which individuals accept differences in the power wielded by various members in any organization.

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  • I easily conform to the wishes of someone in a higher position than mine. (0.72)
  • It is difficult for me to refuse a request if someone senior asks me. (0.68)
  • I tend to follow orders without asking any questions. (0.67)
  • I find it hard to disagree with authority figures. (0.65)

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