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The Relationships Of Horizontal And Vertical Individualism & Collectivism And Money Ethic: A Comparative Study Of Turkish And Kyrgyz University Students


  • Mehmet Ferhat Ozbek

    () (Gumushane University)


This study compared people’s of the money ethic and horizontal and vertical individualism & collectivism across Turkish university students studying in Turkey, Turkish university students studying in Kyrgyzstan and Kyrgyz university students. This study also investigates the relationships between horizontal and vertical individualism & collectivism and money ethic. Results showed that high on factor success tended to have high vertical individualism. Results also show that, low on factor budget tended to have high expenditure. Kyrgyz students considered money as evil and symbol of success. Besides, Turkish university students studying in Turkey were more horizontally collectivistic than the Turkish university students studying in Kyrgyzstan and Kyrgyz university students.

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  • Mehmet Ferhat Ozbek, 2010. "The Relationships Of Horizontal And Vertical Individualism & Collectivism And Money Ethic: A Comparative Study Of Turkish And Kyrgyz University Students," Anadolu University Journal of Social Sciences, Anadolu University, vol. 10(3), pages 23-42, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:and:journl:v:10:y:2010:i:3:p:23-42

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    Horizontal and Vertical Individualism & Collectivism; Money Ethic; Culture; Factor Analysis; Regression Analysis;

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    • A14 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Sociology of Economics


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