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Postby Chika » Tue, 15 Jun 2004 2:32 am

Hi there,
I'm currently doing the research on culture in Singapore. Just wondering if anybody can help me in answering those questions with given reasons:
1. Singapore is considered Low or High Culture. Why?
2. Low or High Context?
3. Individualism or Collectivism?
4. Masculine/Feminism?
5. Weak/Strong Avoidance Uncertainty?

Also if anybody can give me the link to the above info, I would really appreciated...

Chika

Singapore Culture

Postby Chika » Wed, 16 Jun 2004 5:54 am

Hm.. it seems nobody can answer the questions I posted. :( :cry:

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Postby owl8 » Sat, 19 Jun 2004 9:54 am

Not only can I not answer your questions, I can't understand them, I am sorry to say.

Maybe it's just me :)

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Postby monicae » Sat, 19 Jun 2004 10:50 pm

errrr...... I don't get it too..... so it's not just u owl.

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Postby jessesee » Mon, 21 Jun 2004 5:26 pm

sociology?????

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Re: Singapore Culture

Postby Guest » Sun, 26 Jun 2005 7:19 am

Chika wrote:Hi there,
I'm currently doing the research on culture in Singapore. Just wondering if anybody can help me in answering those questions with given reasons:
1. Singapore is considered Low or High Culture. Why?
2. Low or High Context?
3. Individualism or Collectivism?
4. Masculine/Feminism?
5. Weak/Strong Avoidance Uncertainty?

Also if anybody can give me the link to the above info, I would really appreciated...


What sort of research is this and what kind of questions are you trying to pose??? You are not making much sense at all. Please try again.

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Re: Singapore Culture

Postby Guest » Sun, 26 Jun 2005 9:47 am

Chika wrote:Hi there,
I'm currently doing the research on culture in Singapore. Just wondering if anybody can help me in answering those questions with given reasons:
1. Singapore is considered Low or High Culture. Why?
2. Low or High Context?
3. Individualism or Collectivism?
4. Masculine/Feminism?
5. Weak/Strong Avoidance Uncertainty?

Also if anybody can give me the link to the above info, I would really appreciated...


Another case of ambiguity. :roll:

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hope this helps....

Postby singaporegirl79 » Sun, 26 Jun 2005 12:44 pm

I did a similar research and report comparing culture in Singapore and Finland for my studies too. If you're interested I can share it with you.

But I think the Hostefe's model is not entirely accurate when it comes to determining relationships between families because not everyone are collectivist in terms of families. Nowadays there are not so much extended families and infact, most families are too individualistics. So I am not sure if his theory is bias since he can't say that everyone in the country behave similar, especially when there are different races even though chinese is a majority. I think it's abit unfair to do that. There are other theories available for cultural dimensions.

1. Ronen & Shenkar’s Country Clusters
2. Implications of Hofstede’s Dimensions
3. Schwartz’s Cultural Dimensions of Values
4. Kluckhohn and Strodtbeck dimensions (from Maznevski)
5. Inglehart’s Human Values and Beliefs

1. Singapore is considered Low or High Culture. Why?
2. Low or High Context?
3. Individualism or Collectivism?
4. Masculine/Feminism?
5. Weak/Strong Avoidance Uncertainty?


If you answer these in terms of Hostede's theory.. then..
my opinion is..

1. Singapore is both High and Low Culture.

2. Low context, because we have alot of rules laid out. Task-centered. Decisions and activities focus around what needs to be done, division of responsibilities. Instead of personal face-to-face relationships.

3. Collectivism, according to Hostede's survey and chart. I believe this is changing and Singapore is become more and more Individualism in certain ways. Singapore is between Collectivism and Individualism. Employer-employee relationship is not like a family and collective interests do not prevail over individual interest. A company usually do not hire you based on a person’s in group nor relationship prevails over task. But yet some do. It depends entirely on the company. However, we do get invaded in our private life due to huge population.

From my research, It appears to me that there is one social class of people in Finland. Everyone is considered equal, and everyone has the opportunity for some type of training or higher education, which is very low cost. Even the Finnish language has one word for he, she, and it (han). It seems as if everyone is equal and begins at the same starting line when it comes to opportunity and jobs.

Whereas, Singaporeans do not conceive their wealth like the Finns, in many situations, you might be asked by a Singaporean, “How much do you earn?”

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Humm

Postby English Gent » Sun, 26 Jun 2005 1:08 pm

Hannibal Lecter has left the building. lol

Don get it either. How are we today my fellow thickos lol?
Looking to meet or chat with interesting woman from all over...and eat them.


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