Factor Pattern of Auckland Individualism-Collectivism Questionnaire: A Study of Turkish Sample
Asst. Prof. Dr. Bülent KILIÇ, Asst. Prof. Dr. Rıfat KAMAŞAK
The purpose of this study was to investigate the validity of the Auckland Individualism-Collectivism Questionnaire in Turkish cultural context. The sample was comprised of 2720 participants, of whom 1314 were women and 1406 men. The questionnaire was developed by Shulruf, Hattie and Dixon (2007), and consisted of 28 items which were rated on a five point Likert scale. It was used as a measurement tool for assessing individualistic and collectivistic attitudes of the participants. The data that were analyzed by the Principal Component Analysis with Varimax rotation yielded six factors as in the original instrument. Consequently, all dimensions showed consistency with the original scale and these findings revealed the validation of the scale for the Turkish sample. This implication has also supported the efforts of testing a new individualism-collectivism measurement tool for extensive variety of populations.
Individualism-Collectivism, Cultural Attributes, Measurement
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