Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
James M. Thomas
Bridgette O. Ryalls
The present study focused on differences in using group and individual feedback in self-evaluation of performance when engaging in a group task. Based on an established category of cultural differences, collectivistic-individualistic, Japanese and American students participated to represent each culture. The current study tested a hypothesis that Japanese students would use group feedback more heavily in evaluating their individual performances than would American students. The results did not support the hypothesis. Interestingly, the assumption that Japanese students represent collectivistic culture, and American students represent individualistic culture was not supported. According to the scale used in the study, the American participants were more collectivistic than the Japanese sample. Possible explanations for the unexpected results and suggestions for future research are discussed.
Fujita, Mamiko, "Cultural differences in self-appraisal of group task: Usage of group vs. individual feedback" (2001). Student Work. 235.