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Dissertation Abstract

The Growth of Evangelicalism and Hofstede's Dimensions of National Culture 

Thomas W. Rosson
Regent University

The author of this study examines the influence of national culture as described by Hofstede on the growth of evangelicalism. Looking at 49 countries in the years 1990, 1995, and 2000, the author uses longitudinal data and regression analysis to determine the extent of influence the cultural dimensions of power distance, individualism, uncertainty avoidance, and masculinity may have on the growth of evangelicalism. The research indicates that power distance positively influenced the growth in two time periods (1990 and 1995) while individualism also negatively influenced the growth of evangelicalism in one time period (2000).