Brazilian Culture Based On Five Dimensions Of Hofstede 's Theory Essay

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I. Introduction:
These days, people are more integrated and connected thanks to the development of advanced technologies as well as the process of globalization. It is not uncommon that people live in and travel to different countries within a day compared to the past time. Because of such movement, people have been aware of differences between cultures such as beliefs, values, and behaviours, and started to study about cultural divergence. Prior to this essay, the writer has interviewed an Indonesian student studying at IPU NZ in order to find and analyse the values of Indonesian culture, and compare with the theories given by Geert Hofstede. The writer will analyse Indonesian culture based on five dimensions of Hofstede’s theory such as Individualism/Collectivism, Masculine/Feminine, Power Distance, Uncertainty Avoidance, and Long-term/Short-term orientation.
II. Individualism/Collectivism:
Question 1: In your culture, do students usually help each other out in doing homework or revising lessons?
Answer: In class, the students are arranged to sit in a pair so that they can study together and help each other in explaining hard lessons and cases. Sometimes they share the solved homework to those who do not understand clearly. Also, they always spend time together in a group of 4 to 5 students to revise lessons for the tests.
Question 2: When choosing a future career, do teenagers make decision on their interests or parents play a dominant role?
Answer: When it

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