Cultural Aspects Of Geert Hofstede's Cultural Dimension Model

942 Words4 Pages
When researching information about Haiti’s cultural dimensions, there wasn’t a significant amount of data available. However, a cultural dimension model will be developed based on personal research(Appendix D). Geert Hofstede’s cultural dimension model is a five-dimension model that rates countries from 1 to 100 based on certain criteria such as power distance, individual vs. collectivism, masculinity vs. femininity, uncertainty avoidance, and long-term orientation. When looking at power distance, which measures how evenly power is distributed and the influence that one has over another, Haiti is assessed at 50. Power is not evenly distributed in the country and there are times where the citizens will try to rectify that imbalance of power. Other times, citizens will just accept their place in society without making any political waves. Haiti is much more a collectivist society rather than an individual society because family is crucial in the Haitian household. This is because it can take several incomes and individuals to pool their resources together to sustain life. Therefore, Haiti is a 70 on the collectivism rating. The research shows that African and Caribbean tend to have higher ratings when it comes to measuring this criterion. The next indicator in the cultural dimension model is masculinity vs. femininity in Haitian culture. This measures how roles for men and women are defined in society. This is ranked at 80 on the masculinity side, because there are
Open Document