Families Across Cultures: A 30-Nation Psychological Study
James Georgas, John W. Berry, Fons J. R. van de Vijver, Çigdem Kagitçibasi, Ype H. Poortinga
Cambridge University Press, Aug 3, 2006 - Psychology
Contemporary trends such as increased one-parent families, high divorce rates, second marriages and homosexual partnerships have all contributed to variations in the traditional family structure. But to what degree has the function of the family changed and how have these changes affected family roles in cultures throughout the world? This book attempts to answer these questions through a psychological study of families in thirty nations, carefully selected to present a diverse cultural mix. The study utilises both cross-cultural and indigenous perspectives to analyse variables including family networks, family roles, emotional bonds, personality traits, self-construal, and 'family portraits' in which the authors address common core themes of the family as they apply to their native countries. From the introductory history of the study of the family to the concluding indigenous psychological analysis of the family, this book is a source for students and researchers in psychology, sociology and anthropology.
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6 Methodology of the study
how similar and how different are
traditional family in a
25 The Iranian family in a context of
tradition and change in the
traditions and family portrait
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17 Portrait of family in France
continuity and change
culture community and familial
tradition and change
33 The South African family
34 South Korea
tradition and modernity in family
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Page 22 - family": is a social group characterized by common residence, economic cooperation, and reproduction. It includes adults of both sexes, at least two of whom maintain a socially approved sexual relationship, and one or more children, own or adopted, of the sexually cohabiting adults.
Page 22 - The nuclear family is a universal human social grouping. Either as the sole prevailing form of the family or as the basic unit from which more complex familial forms are compounded, it exists as a distinct and strongly functional group in every known society.