Impact of societal culture on COVID-19 morbidity and mortality across countries

Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology Vol/Iss. 52 (7) SAGE Publications Published In Pages: 643-662
By Kumar, Rajiv


This article aims to demonstrate the effects of national culture on countries’ COVID-19 morbidity and mortality rates when controlling for GDP and population age over 65. The author measured various cultural dimensions derived from GLOBE and tested it against the country’s COVID-19 morbidity and mortality rates. The author found a significant relationship between culture and COVID-19 outcomes suggesting that culture, beyond only GDP and age, may predict COVID-19 outcomes.


Sample Used Coded Data Comment
World Health OrgnaizationOther researchersCOVID-19 data
World BankOther researchersShare of urban population and population age
GLOBEOther researchersCultural dimensions

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