Understanding the Indian worker: role of Indian thought and Indian psychology

Singh, Smita (2018) Understanding the Indian worker: role of Indian thought and Indian psychology. In: Li, Wendy, Hodgetts, Darrin, and Foo, Koong Hean, (eds.) Asia-Pacific Perspectives on Intercultural Psychology. Routledge, Abingdon, UK, pp. 99-117.

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Abstract

The primary aim of this chapter is to present a model for understanding an Indian worker. Hence, the paper begins with mapping the development of psychology in India, during and after British rule. It further reviews the traditional roots of Indian society, by highlighting the important features of the dominant religions of the region. Principles that are considered central in shaping Indian mind and determining work behaviour are also discussed. Drawing from these, the chapter then presents a model of an Indian worker which, while being influenced by the context and material gains, is both collectivist and individualist.

Item ID: 55678
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-138-06802-5
Keywords: Indian worker mindset, Indian Psychology
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2018 00:49
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170113 Social and Community Psychology @ 50%
17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified @ 50%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9502 Communication > 950201 Communication Across Languages and Culture @ 90%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9502 Communication > 950299 Communication not elsewhere classified @ 10%
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