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INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES IN MINDSCAPES AND ATTITUDES: AN EXPLORATORY CROSS-CULTURAL STUDY

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Abstract:

In order to elicit correlates of Maruyama's (1992) mindscape types, 144 respondents from Germany, the Netherlands and the Republic of Georgia (70 men, 74 women, 48 from each country) were given TOB figures and mindscape pictures. Furthermore, their attitudes towards two technology items (high-speed trains and nuclear power) were registered. An optimal scaling procedure (OVERALS) was used for analyzing the cultural and gender-specific differences with regard to the mindscape types. Group differences in the high-tech attitudes were tested by means of Chi-square analyses. The meaning of the results is discussed from the viewpoints of hypothesis testing as contrasted to the construction of an open-ended taxonomy.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2224/sbp.2002.30.3.213

Publication date: January 1, 2002

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