Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions Theory

Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions Theory

Hofstede’s cultural dimensions theory describes the effects of a society’s culture on the values of its members, and how these values relate to behavior, using a structure derived from factor analysis. 6 dimensions of Hofstede’s cultural dimensions theory; (1) Power Distance Index (PDI), (2) Individualism vs. Collectivism (IDV), (3) Uncertainty Avoidance Index (UAI), (4) Masculinity vs. Femininity (MAS), (5) Long-term Orientation vs. Short-term Orientation (LTO), and (6) Indulgence vs. Restraint (IND).