Culture and conformity: a meta-analysis of studies using Asch's (1952b 1956) line judgement task.

Bond, Rod and Smith, Peter B (1996) Culture and conformity: a meta-analysis of studies using Asch's (1952b 1956) line judgement task. Psychological Bulletin, 119 (1). 111 - 137. ISSN 0033-2909

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Abstract

A meta-analysis of conformity studies using an Asch-type line judgment task (1952, 1956) was conducted to investigate whether the level of conformity has changed over time and whether it is related cross-culturally to individualism¿collectivism. The literature search produced 133 studies drawn from 17 countries. An analysis of US studies found that conformity has declined since the 1950s. Results from 3 surveys were used to assess a country's individualism¿collectivism, and for each survey the measures were found to be significantly related to conformity. Collectivist countries tended to show higher levels of conformity than individualist countries. Conformity research must attend more to cultural variables and to their role in the processes involved in social influence. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: First Author
Schools and Departments: School of Psychology > Psychology
Depositing User: Rod Bond
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 15:41
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2012 09:08
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/13956
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