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The importance of honor concerns across eight countries

Guerra, Valeschka Martins, Giner-Sorolla, Roger, Vasiljevic, Milica (2013) The importance of honor concerns across eight countries. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 16 (3). pp. 298-318. ISSN 1368-4302. (doi:10.1177/1368430212463451) (KAR id:36651)


Honor concerns are considered an important part of one’s self-image, and strongly associated to cultural values. However, there is a lack of research studies that explore these concerns in more than two cultural communities. Across eight countries (Brazil, Israel, Japan, Macedonia, New Zealand, Spain, United Kingdom, and United States), participants (total N = 1098) answered the Honor Scale and the Community, Autonomy, and Divinity Scale. Individualistic cultures, such as the USA, were predominantly concerned with integrity honor, while Israel, Macedonia, and Japan (i.e., honor cultures) rated family honor closer to integrity in importance. Subscales measuring masculine and feminine honor showed gender differences, but not in all cultures; “masculine” honor items were often endorsed by both men and women alike. Regarding honor associations to moral codes, family concerns were closely related to community, integrity concerns were related to autonomy, and feminine concerns were related to divinity.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1177/1368430212463451
Uncontrolled keywords: honor concerns, self image, cultural values, integrity honor, family honor, gender differences, Cross Cultural Differences, Human Sex Differences, Integrity, Self Concept, Ethnic Values, Family
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Roger Giner-Sorolla
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2013 10:44 UTC
Last Modified: 06 May 2020 03:09 UTC
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