Outlining a Community Collectivism Scale (CCS)
We have identified four dimensions that are central to the social life of communities: Loyalty, Honor, Hierarchy, and Agency are all prerequisites for the community to live harmoniously, for individuals to fit in and be accepted.
Sample 3 were 465 Panelclix-members from four cultural groups (all inhabitants of the Netherlands): (a) non-religious indigenous Dutch (n = 127, 47% women, Mage = 39), (b) orthodox protestant indigenous Dutch (n = 124, 65% women, Mage = 39), (c) of Turkish descent (n = 94, 53% women, Mage = 31) and (d) of Hindustani Surinamese descent (n = 120, 67% women, Mage = 37.5). We compared the cultural groups on demographical variables (age, sex, occupation and education). Gender was not evenly distributed with the orthodox-protestant Dutch (65% women) and Hindustani Surinamese (67% women) sub-samples. The Turkish Dutch sample was less likely to have higher education than the other groups and had a significantly lower mean age (Mnon-relig.Dutch = 39, Morth-prot.Dutch = 39, MHind.Sur. = 38, MTurkish = 31). Eight cases were identified as multivariate outliers (Mahalanobis distance, p < .001), and removed.
Data collected via online questionnaire in Turkish language. An English translation of the questionnaire is added in a separate document.
- Community collectivism
- Cultural values
- Dutch people
- Turkey (country)
- Community Structure
- Decision making
- Cross-cultural studies
- Factor analysis