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The principles or system of ownership and control of the means of production and distribution by the people collectively, usually under the supervision of a government.

col·lec′tiv·ist n.
col·lec′tiv·is′tic adj.
col·lec′tiv·is′ti·cal·ly adv.
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Adj.1.collectivistic - subscribing to the socialistic doctrine of ownership by the people collectively
socialist, socialistic - advocating or following the socialist principles; "socialistic government"
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The more collectivistic the society is, a higher the level of corruption.
Cross-cultural research has revealed that members of many collectivistic cultures, such as Turkey see the person as part of the social network, rather than as a unique individual.
In this article, we propose that network effects differ between collectivistic and individualistic contexts.
- Arab culture is collectivistic, meaning there is a high degree of interdependence.
In contrast, collectivistic cultures are those where people have stronger bonds to their groups and group membership which forms a person's self-identity.
For example, promoting democracy in Asia may have to shift its focus away from individualistic rights and liberties, to collectivistic goals and familial ideals, largely associated with Confucian teachings.
One of the biggest questions about the structure of affect is whether the structure found in individualistic cultures can be replicated in collectivistic cultures (Rodriguez & Church 2003).
In collectivistic cultures such as the Tunisian culture (Hofstede, 2001), the traditional family is socially central (Camillieri, 1967).
In terms of social characteristics, the first pathway is often referred to as collectivistic and it is traditionally valued in Asia, Africa and Latin America, whereas the second pathway is often referred to as individualistic and is traditionally valued in the United States of America, Canada, Northern Europe and Australia (Greenfield & Cocking, 1994; Hofstede, 2001 cited in Greenfield, 2008).