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Avaliação Psicológica

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MELO, Gislane Ferreira de  and  GIAVONI, Adriana. Application of the interface model in the context of individualism and collectivism. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2011, vol.10, n.1, pp. 81-89. ISSN 1677-0471.

The objective of the present study was to apply the Interactive Model methodology to the Individualism-Collectivism: Horizontal and Vertical Models to better understand the last model. The sample consisted of 271 individuals and the Idiocentric-Allocentric Athlete Profile Inventory was used. Multiple analyses of variance revealed that when the constructs become polarized, as in the Idiocentric supremacy, greater are the individual needs for differentiation from others, success and achievement. As the constructs get balanced, the individuals tend to present more egalitarian attitudes, and allocentric individuals seek benefits for the group, submission and hierarchy. In conclusion, one can infer that as the fields of idiocentrism and allocentrism become more distant from the bisector, the vertical dominion increases (hierarchy), while a greater proximity with the bisector favors the horizontal dominion (equality). These areas don’t reflect the predominance or not of one construct over the other anymore.

Keywords : Individualism-Collectivism; Interactive Model; Typological groups.

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