PhD Dissertation Research Survey: European Culture
Dear Survey Respondent,

I am currently conducting research for my PhD Dissertation on European Culture in Brussels, and your feedback would be very valuable for me. Thank you for taking the time to answer this survey, which will take you approximately 7-10 minutes to complete.

I hypothesise that there is a cultural divergence between European School students and alumni and non-European School students and alumni in Brussels. I am curious to see whether my hypothesis will be proven or disproven.

The survey is an adaptation from the renown cultural theorist Geert Hofstede; there are a total of 40 questions, all are either "multiple-choice", or very short "written" answers are required. All of your answers will remain confidential, will only be used for the purposes of my research, and will not be shared with anybody else, in accordance with the EU GDPR rules. I can assure you that as soon as I have checked all the answers you have provided are clear and I have the information that I need for my analysis, I will anonymise the data. Your email address will subsequently be destroyed when my PhD is complete.

There are no right or wrong answers, so please answer as truthfully as possible. It will take you a maximum of 7-10 minutes to complete. (* Starred questions in red are obligatory. You may choose to receive a copy of your answers by email at the bottom of the survey.)

Thank you very much in advance for taking the time out of your busy schedule,
Camille
camille.taper@student.uibs.org

For SurveyCircle users (www.surveycircle.com): The Survey Code is: KTNK-9SNH-MS22-HG36
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1) Please think of an ideal job, disregarding your present job if you have one. In choosing an ideal job, how important would it be to you to have sufficient time for your personal or home life? *
2) Please think of an ideal job, disregarding your present job if you have one. In choosing an ideal job, how important would it be to you to have a boss (direct superior) you can respect? *
3) Please think of an ideal job, disregarding your present job if you have one. In choosing an ideal job, how important would it be to you to get recognition for good performance? *
4) Please think of an ideal job, disregarding your present job if you have one. In choosing an ideal job, how important would it be to you to have security of employment? *
5) Please think of an ideal job, disregarding your present job if you have one. In choosing an ideal job, how important would it be to you to have pleasant people to work with? *
6) Please think of an ideal job, disregarding your present job if you have one. In choosing an ideal job, how important would it be to you to do work that is interesting? *
7) Please think of an ideal job, disregarding your present job if you have one. In choosing an ideal job, how important would it be to you to be consulted by your boss in decisions involving your work? *
8) Please think of an ideal job, disregarding your present job if you have one. In choosing an ideal job, how important would it be to you to live in a desirable area? *
9) Please think of an ideal job, disregarding your present job if you have one. In choosing an ideal job, how important would it be to you to have a job respected by your family and friends? *
10) Please think of an ideal job, disregarding your present job if you have one. In choosing an ideal job, how important would it be to you to have chances for promotion? *
11) In your private life, how important is keeping time free for fun? *
12) In your private life, how important is moderation: having few desires? *
13) In your private life, how important is doing a service to a friend? *
14) In your private life, how important is thrift (not spending more money than needed)? *
15) How often do you feel nervous or tense? *
16) Are you a happy person? *
17) Do other people or circumstances ever prevent you from doing what you really want to? *
18) All in all, how would you describe your state of health these days? *
19) How proud are you to be a citizen of your country? *
20) How often, in your experience, are subordinates afraid to contradict their boss (or students their teacher?) *
21) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement: "One can be a good manager without having a precise answer to every question that a subordinate may raise about his or her work" *
22) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement: "Persistent efforts are the surest way to results" *
23) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement: "An organisation structure in which certain subordinates have two bosses should be avoided at all cost" *
24) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement: "A company's or organisation's rules should not be broken - not even when the employee thinks breaking the rule would be in the organisation's best interest" *
25) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement: "I embrace change"? *
26) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement: "I seek progress, rather than perfection, through trial and error, feedback loops, and incremental improvement, amongst others"? *
27) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement: "I appreciate market competition, scientific inquiry and technological innovation"? *
28) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement: "I identify as a learner, an experimenter, a risk-taker, and have an entrepreneurial spirit"? *
29) The next questions of this survey are aimed to collect information about you (for statistical purposes). You are *
30) How old are you? *
31) Highest Degree Earned *
32) In which year did you graduate from School? (e.g.: "2008") *
33) In which country were you born? *
34) In which country do you currently live? *
35) What was your nationality at birth? *
36) Which nationality do you identify with? *
37) What is your mother's nationality? *
38) What is your father's nationality? *
39) Did either of your parents attend one of the European Schools? *
40) Did you attend one of the European Schools? *
41) Within your closest network of friends, are there any European School Alumni? *
42) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement: "In an unfamiliar environment, I am drawn towards other European School Alumni"? *
43) Final question: "Culture is a word for the 'way of life' of groups of people, meaning the way they do things. It is an integrated pattern of human knowledge, belief, and behaviour." Keeping this definition in mind, to what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement: "There is a specific culture within the European Schools that differentiates them from non-European Schools"? *
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