Exploring Self-Leadership across Eastern and Western Cultures


The purpose of this study was to examine how culture influences the use of self-leadership strategies among Hong Kong and Australian students. Results revealed that significant cultural differences were found for some dimensions of self-leadership strategies. Chinese students reported greater use of self-reward, relation-based natural reward, individual-oriented and social-oriented evaluation of beliefs and assumption, whereas Australian students reported greater use of self-goal setting, and self-cueing. However, no cultural differences were found for the use of self-punishment, positive self-talk, visualizing successful performance as well as task-based natural rewards. Implications and future research are also discussed.

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J. Ho and P. Nesbit, "Exploring Self-Leadership across Eastern and Western Cultures," Journal of Service Science and Management, Vol. 6 No. 4, 2013, pp. 241-249. doi: 10.4236/jssm.2013.64027.

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