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Cross-cultural differences in metacognitive self

Vol. 8, No 1, 2015

Hanna Brycz

University of Gdansk Poland

e-mail: psyhb@ug.edu.pl

CROSS-CULTURAL DIFFERENCES IN METACOGNITIVE SELF


Joanna Różycka-Tran University of Gdansk Poland

e-mail: psyjro@ug.edu.pl

 

Joanna Szczepanik

University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA

e-mail: szczepaj@mail.nih.gov

 

ABSTRACT. The main aim of this study is to investigate the differences between levels of metacognitive self among cul- tural groups. Metacognitive self is a new concept meaning the level of insight into own biases. We focus on individual versus collective societies as well as the core characteristics of the metacognitive self. Our results indicate better self – insight among collectivistic nations such as Vietnam, Japan, China and India in comparison to individualistic countries (USA, England, Spain). We also studied the level of meta- cognitive self among participants from Poland, the country undergoing socio - economic transition from collectivistic to individualistic society. Future studies should expand the investigation to include more collectivistic and individualis- tic nations, and countries undergoing transitions.

 

Received: January, 2015

1st Revision: March, 2015

Accepted: April, 2015

 

DOI:10.14254/2071- 789X.2015/8-1/12

 

Keywords: metacognitive self, cross-cultural differences, indi- vidualism, collectivism