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Comparative Study

| Published: May 20, 2018

Self-Construal and its relationship with Individualism -Collectivism in Egypt

Elsaeed Dardara

Psychology Department, Minia University, Minia, 61517, Egypt & Educationand Psychology Department, The University College of Al-Qunfodaha, Umm Al-Qura University, Saudi Arabia Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.019/20180602

DOI: 10.25215/0602.019

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This article studied the authenticity and validity of the Egyptian Version of Singelis’s (1994) 30-item Self-Construal Scale (SCS). The Participants in this study consisted of 419 undergraduate students where they completed (SCS) scale and the Individualism-Collectivism (IND-COL) Scale. Results of factor analysis showed two interpretations: Independent and Interdependent Self Construal in Egypt environment. The internal consistency of the Inter. and Ind. SC subscales were found to be 0.89, 0.27 respectively. The Cronbach alphas of the Inter. and Ind. SC subscales were found to be 0.83, and 0.46 respectively. The Inter. SC Positively related to Collectivism but no significant relationship was found between Ind. SC and Individualism. Possible culture limitations of Self-Construal are discussed.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.019/20180602

10.25215/0602.019

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Published in   Volume 06, Issue 2, April-June, 2018