Question: Can a cultural norm exert both positive and negative influence on its subscribers? Method: Three experimental studies explored this question in creativity and persistence tasks. Findings: The answer is YES. Kiasu (a Singaporean cultural norm) can either impair creativity performance or help boost persistency.
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ONG, Lay See; CHENG, Chi-Ying; and HONG, Ying-Yi, "Kiasu (怕輸) and its moderating effects on multicultural experiences on creativity and persistence tasks" (2013). Research Collection School of Social Sciences. Paper 1412.
Available at: http://ink.library.smu.edu.sg/soss_research/1412
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