The Index of Cultural Tightness and Looseness Among 68 Countries

  title={The Index of Cultural Tightness and Looseness Among 68 Countries},
  author={Irem Uz},
  journal={Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology},
  pages={319 - 335}
  • Irem Uz
  • Published 1 April 2015
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology
If a culture is characterized by pervasive norms and sanctioning of deviance from norms, it is a tight culture. In a tight culture, people’s values, norms, and behavior are similar to each other. Thus, cultural tightness can be conceptualized as homogeneity in values, norms, and behaviors. As such, the cultural tightness and looseness (CTL) can be captured by SD. In the present study, a theoretical framework to study CTL was suggested. Three different indices of CTL in 68 societies were… 

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