Cross-cultural differences in reactions to daily events as indicators of cross-cultural differences in self-construction and affect

John B. Nezlek , R.M. Sorrentino , S. Yasunaga , Y. Otsubo , M. Allen , S. Kouhara , P. Shuper


Every day for two weeks, participants at four sites (2 in the US, 1 in Canada, and 1 in Japan) described their self-esteem and affect and they described the events that occurred each day. Multilevel random coefficient modeling analyses found that the self_esteem of Japanese participants changed more in reaction to daily social events (both positive and negative) than it did for North American participants. For positive social events, the Japanese were more reactive in terms of positive affect than North Americans. For negative social events, the Japanese were more reactive in terms of depressed mood (ND) and deactive positive affect (PD) than North Americans. In contrast, the Japanese were less reactive to negative achievement events than North Americans in terms of PA and anxious mood. The Japanese were more reactive than North Americans to positive achievement events in terms of PA and ND. The results highlight the greater sensitivity of the Japanese to social concerns compared to North Americans, and the greater affective sensitivity of North Americans to failure in achievement domains.
Author John B. Nezlek (Wydział Zamiejscowy w Poznaniu)
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- Wydział Zamiejscowy w Poznaniu
, R.M. Sorrentino
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, S. Yasunaga
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, Y. Otsubo
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, M. Allen
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, S. Kouhara
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, P. Shuper
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Journal seriesJournal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, ISSN 0022-0221, (A 25 pkt)
Issue year2008
Publication size in sheets0.85
ASJC Classification3314 Anthropology; 3316 Cultural Studies; 3207 Social Psychology
Languageen angielski
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Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2014 = 1.725; WoS Impact Factor: 2008 = 1.528 (2) - 2008=2.349 (5)
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