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From West to East: the impact of culture on personality and group dynamics

Bobbie Chan (Assistant Professor, Open University of Hong Kong)

Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal

ISSN: 1352-7606

Article publication date: 1 March 2005

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Abstract

This article examines how personality types of tutors affect group interaction at a distance learning institution in Hong Kong. All participants of this study are Chinese, and they were given two personality assessment tools to complete: (1) the Myers‐Briggs Type Indicator which was developed in the West in the early 1940s; and (2) the Chinese Personality Assessment Inventory which was developed in Hong Kong in the early 1990s. The CPAI consists of personality constructs of specific interest to people of Chinese culture but that were not covered in most of the translated personality inventories. The purpose of using two personality tests is to explore whether a culturally specific instrument will be a more comprehensive measure that can reveal particular distinctive factors in the relevant culture.

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Chan, B. (2005), "From West to East: the impact of culture on personality and group dynamics", Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal, Vol. 12 No. 1, pp. 31-45. https://doi.org/10.1108/13527600510797944

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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