The objectives of this research were: to establish the cultural dimensions for Puerto Rico, to determine if there are cultural differences between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. In addition, the impact of demographic factors and cultural dimensions on the collective happiness of a society was measured. A sample of 596 adults in Puerto Rico and 404 in the Dominican Republic was compiled to calculate the cultural dimensions of Hofstede for Puerto Rico according to the Values Survey Module 2013 and the development of a multiple regression model. The research concluded that Puerto Rico is a largely hierarchical society (PDI = 68), collectivist (IDV = 27), masculine with feminine traits (MAS = 56), pragmatic with plans for everything but tends to improvise when there is uncertainty. Focused on a short-term orientation (LTO = 19), Puerto Rico is one of the most indulgent societies in the world (IVR = 99). Results indicate that the Indulgent versus Restraint (IVR) cultural dimension had a significant effect on collective happiness in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. In another finding, health as a demographic variable had a significant effect on collective happiness in Puerto Rico.
|Advisor:||Varela, Juan C. Sosa|
|Commitee:||Ojeda Castro, Angel M., Ortiz Soto, Maribel|
|School:||Universidad del Turabo (Puerto Rico)|
|Department:||Business and Entrepreneurship|
|School Location:||United States -- Puerto Rico|
|Source:||DAI-A 79/09(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Caribbean Studies, Cultural Resources Management, Latin American Studies|
|Keywords:||Culture, Dimensiones culturales, Dominican Republic, Felicidad, Hofstede, Puerto Rico|
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