A Measure of Independence and Interdependence


 
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1.†My happiness depends on the happiness of those around me.
2.†I will sacrifice my self-interest for the benefit of the group I am in.
3.†It is important to me to respect decisions made by the group.
4.†If my brother or sister fails, I feel responsible.
5.†Even when I strongly disagree with group members, I avoid an argument.
6.†I am comfortable with being singled out for praise or rewards.
7.†Being able to take care of myself is a primary concern for me.
8.†I prefer to be direct and forthright when dealing with people Iíve just met.
9.†I enjoy being unique and different from others in many respects.
10.†My personal identity, independent of others, is very important.
 


(Adapted from Singelis, 1994)