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Generate a hypothesis on what you think the relationship between individualism [dimension of culture] and openness [personality dimension] would be (positive, negative, null) across countries. The hypothesis should be a statement along the lines of: “The more the culture of a country is X [dimension of culture], the more/less people living in this country are, on average, Y [personality dimension].” Please explain the logic behind your hypothesis. Why are you making this prediction? What is the rationale? [3-4 sentences minimum]
- Individualism (Dimension of culture) — a culture in which the ties between individuals are loose. Everyone is expected to look after him/ herself and her/ his immediate family only.
- Openness (Personality dimension) — Refers to the degree to which one is imaginative versus down-to-earth, prefers variety versus routine, and is independent versus conforming.