The Culture Change in Korean Society: Altruism vs. Egoism

By Jinman Kyonne.

Published by Organizational Cultures: An International Journal

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The purpose of this study is to test how fast social change with high economic growth impacts Korean culture, especially in terms of altruism or egoism. The literature review shows the definitions which are tested as the main dimensions to categorize the nations' culture among OECD countries. Using data such as the rate of voluntary donation and public social support, it is hypothesized that the high rate of economic growth in South Korea changed Korean's culture to become more egoistic.

Keywords: Social Change, Economy Growth, Egoism

Organizational Cultures: An International Journal, Volume 12, Issue 4, pp.33-38. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 337.658KB).

Prof. Jinman Kyonne

Professor, Department of Public Administration, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, Seoul, South Korea

Jinman Kyonne is a professor at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS) in South Korea. He has achieved bachelor’s and master’s degree in Public Administration at HUFS and master’s degree and Ph.D. in Social Work at the University of Missouri-Columbia in the U.S. Research and teaching interests include social welfare policy, child care, program evaluation, policy analysis, organization theories and international social work. His research has appeared in various journals including Perspectives on Social Work, Global Studies Journal, and International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations.