The Resource Cultural ideal of secure adult attachment : a comparison of three cultural groups, by Chia-Chih DC Wang

Cultural ideal of secure adult attachment : a comparison of three cultural groups, by Chia-Chih DC Wang

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Cultural ideal of secure adult attachment : a comparison of three cultural groups
Title
Cultural ideal of secure adult attachment
Title remainder
a comparison of three cultural groups
Statement of responsibility
by Chia-Chih DC Wang
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The present study examined the cross-cultural validity of attachment theory as applied to adults in romantic relationships by comparing cultural ideals of healthy adult attachment among Taiwanese, American, and Taiwanese-American samples. A total of 639 university students of these three cultural groups completed the research surveys. The results of this study have added important information to cross-cultural attachment research. The results clearly suggest that the optimum, healthy adult attachment ideals are indeed culture-specific. Findings suggest that Taiwanese ideal of optimal adult attachment as applied in romantic relationships embraces a higher degree of avoidance and anxiety than the Western attachment ideal. When taking into account the characteristics of the cultural values and societal norms in Taiwan, the relatively higher degree of avoidance held by Taiwanese ideal of healthy adult attachment can be understood as being considerate and harmonious and the higher anxiety as being characteristic of interpersonal interdependence and connectedness. The results also suggest that an individual with ideally healthy attachment also demonstrates a high degree of cultural compliance and adaptability, which does not contradict the competence hypothesis of attachment theory if one makes allowances for how social competence is defined differently in interdependent and independent cultural contexts. Implication of the results suggests that because there are many fundamental differences between Chinese and American culture in defining the meanings of relationships between the self and other, perhaps the Western-based notion that the working model of self and working model of others are two relatively independent constructs needs to be reexamined in Taiwanese/Chinese culture. Future research could continue to examine the "goodness-of-fit" of the two-dimension, four-category theoretical model of adult attachment as it applies to collectivistic cultures
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Also available on the Internet.
Cataloging source
MUU
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1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wang, Chia-Chih DC
Degree
Ph. D.
Dissertation year
2004.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Columbia
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Attachment behavior
  • Attachment behavior
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Intimacy (Psychology)
Target audience
specialized
Label
Cultural ideal of secure adult attachment : a comparison of three cultural groups, by Chia-Chih DC Wang
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Typescript
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 105-116)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
58966929
Dimensions
29 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ix, 117 leaves
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Cultural ideal of secure adult attachment : a comparison of three cultural groups, by Chia-Chih DC Wang
Publication
Note
  • Typescript
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 105-116)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
58966929
Dimensions
29 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ix, 117 leaves
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote

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