Handbook of Management Scales/Social inequality

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Social inequality (CR = 0.76)[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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Social inequality represents the degree of inequality among people in a society which the individual accepts as normal.

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  • A person’s social status reflects his or her place in the society. (0.78)
  • It is important for everyone to know their rightful place in the society. (0.75)
  • It is difficult to interact with people from different social status than mine. (0.73)
  • Unequal treatment for different people is an acceptable way of life for me. (0.69)

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