THE SIXTH DIMENSION AROUND THE WORLD
Countries around the world are rated differently for the level of which they display indulgence and restraint. For example, countries such as the two America's, Western Europe, and parts of the Sub-Sarah Africa are all on the high end of the spectrum for indulgence (Hofstede, G.). Other countries, such as Eastern Europe, Asia, and Middle Eastern countries are higher on the restraint spectrum (Hofstede, G). In addition, other countries, such as Mediterranean Europe, are thought of as neutral countries in the matter of indulgence and restraint (Hofstede, G.). With that being said, however, it is important to understand that there are all factors that need to be considered, that this dimension is just a guide (Geert Hofstede and Cultural-Dimensions Theory -- An Overview). Factors to consider are personality, family history, and personal wealth (Geert Hofsted and Cultural-Dimension Theory -- An Overview).
Please click the following link to see how countries around the world rate on the indulgence scale:
GEERT HOFSTEDE AND CULTURAL-DIMENSIONS THEORY—AN OVERVIEW. (n.d.). World Speaking. Retrieved December 10, 2012, from news.telelangue.com/en/2011/09/cultural-theory
Hofstede, G. (2011). Dimensionalizing Cultures: The Hofstede Model in Context. Online Readings in Psychology and Culture, Unit 2. Retrieved from http://schoolworks.gvsu.edu/orpc/vol2/iss1/8