Individualistic vs. Collectivistic Cultures: Differences & Communication Styles


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What are thoughts or ideas that individuals view as important?

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1. What type of culture views individuals as independent and able to succeed by themselves?

2. What type of culture is based on the tenet of self-reliance.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Different cultures have different values. This quiz and worksheet combo will help you understand how to communicate most effectively with cultures that value individualism versus cultures that value collectivism. These assets will check your understanding of the values these two types of cultures hold.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Ideas or thoughts that people view as important
  • Matching characteristics to dominant types of culture
  • Choosing locations that match dominant cultures

Skills Practiced

This worksheet allows students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson in communicating with individualistic and collectivistic cultures
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as individualistic and collectivistic cultures
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding communicating in different cultures

Additional Learning

To learn more about communicating in different cultures, review the accompanying lesson Individualistic vs. Collectivistic Cultures: Differences & Communication Styles. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explaining the meaning of values in a cultural context
  • Differentiating between individualistic and collectivistic cultures
  • Identifying traits for both types of cultures
  • Providing examples of where these dominant cultures exist