Accession Number : ADA304505

Title :   A Literature Review of Cross-Cultural Factors Affecting Polygraph Testing.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Aug 89-May 90,

Corporate Author : BASS GROUP PENSACOLA FL

Personal Author(s) : Doll, Richard E. ; Law, Joseph G., Jr. ; Piotrowski, Chris

PDF Url : ADA304505

Report Date : MAY 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 69

Abstract : This report contains the results of a literary review of cultural factors which could influence the validity of polygraph examinations. Five general cultural factors were selected for study. For the purpose of this review, culture is defined by geographic area. The methodology consisted of a computer search of 11 databases. Telephone interviews were conducted with individuals actively involved in cultural research. Finally, an on-site visit to the University of Florida was conducted to allow for review of the Human Relations Area Files (HRAF). In addition to the literature review, a rational deductive approach is developed based upon Hofstede's model of cultural differentiation.

Descriptors :   *INTERNATIONAL POLITICS, *CROSS CULTURE(SOCIOLOGY), *ROLES(BEHAVIOR), FILES(RECORDS), LITERATURE SURVEYS, COMPUTERS, SEARCHING, UNIVERSITIES, GEOGRAPHIC AREAS, TELEPHONE SYSTEMS, CULTURE, FLORIDA, HUMAN RELATIONS, ANTHROPOLOGY, INTERVIEWING.

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE