Hola Colegas I am doing a paper on the impact of culture and institutions on certain societal actions. Since increasingly have a pro/anti Globe, Schwartz, Hofstede view I ran all three for the 20 countries I am working with. I first did correlations and then tried to reduce the data by a principal components factor analysis. I find that while about half of the Schwartz variables form their own unique factors, the Globe variables all load significantly and well above .6 loading on or the Hofstede variables. I want to double check what I am doing so I am sending this to the list with two questions: 1. Is what I have done legitimate 2. Can I combine the Schwartz variables that are independent with Hofstede variables to test 3. Should I use the factor scores instead of running separate regressions for each cultural base. As always thanks Sincerely Stephen B. Salter Stephen B. Salter Ph.D Professor of Accounting & Endowed Chair of Western Hemispheric Trade/ Profesor de la Contabilidad y del Comercio Hemisférico Occidental Department of Accounting University of Texas at El Paso El Paso TX 79968-0542 Phone : (915) 747-7755<tel:%28915%29%20747-7755> Fax : (915) 747-8618<tel:%28915%29%20747-8618> ____ AIB-L is brought to you by the Academy of International Business. For information: http://aib.msu.edu/community/aib-l.asp To post message: [log in to unmask] For assistance: [log in to unmask] AIB-L is a moderated list.