Economics & Sociology

ISSN: 2071-789X eISSN: 2306-3459 DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X
Index PUBMS: f5512f57-a601-11e7-8f0e-080027f4daa0
Article information
Title: Cross-cultural differences in metacognitive self
Issue: Vol. 8, No 1, 2015
Published date: 20-05-2015 (print) / 20-05-2015 (online)
Journal: Economics & Sociology
ISSN: 2071-789X, eISSN: 2306-3459
Authors: Hanna Brycz
Joanna Różycka-Tran
Joanna Szczepanik
Keywords: metacognitive self, cross-cultural differences, indi- vidualism, collectivism
DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2015/8-1/12
Index PUBMS: 1eb9010a-aa13-11e7-8eae-080027f4daa0
Language: English
Pages: 157-164 (8)

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.