A cross-cultural examination on global orientations and moral foundations

Xiaomeng Hu, Yijie Zhu, Feng Yu, David A. Wilder, Li Zhang, Sylvia Xiaohua Chen, Kaiping Peng

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Although there is a flourishing literature on the psychology of globalization and the psychology of morality, respectively, the moral dimension has been largely absent in the discourse of globalization psychology. Our current work attempts to fill this gap by establishing a conceptual and empirical link between global orientations and moral foundations. Our results indicated that (1) multicultural acquisition was positively linked with both individualizing and binding values; (2) ethnic protection was positively linked with only binding values; and (3) the relation patterns between global orientations and moral foundations were essentially congruent across cultures albeit with some cultural variations. Our findings provide direct evidence to map out the relation patterns between how people mentally cope with globalization and their explicit moral matrices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)108-117
Number of pages10
JournalPsyCh Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2020


  • cultural variations
  • global orientations
  • globalization
  • moral foundations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)


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