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4.2 Individualism versus collectivism

Collectivism refers to the degree to which individuals are integrated into groups. In a collectivist society, people are part of a strong cohesive in-group which protects them in return for their unquestioning loyalty. In an individualist society, ties between people will be loose and people will be expected to look after themselves and their own immediate family.

A higher score on the Hofstede index indicates a more individualistic society.

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Figure 5 Individualism versus collectivism