CULTURAL VARIATIONS IN ATTACHMENT

CULTURAL VARIATIONS IN ATTACHMENT

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CULTURAL VARIATIONS IN ATTACHMENT

WHAT WAS VAN IJZENDOORM AND KROONENBERG'S STUDY?

WHAT IS A META-ANALYSIS?

WHAT DID THEY FIND?

WHY MIGHT THE SAMPLES NOT BE TRULE REPRESENTATIVE?

WHAT ARE INDIVIDUALISTIC CULTURES?

WHAT ARE COLLECTIVIST CULTURES?

WHY MIGHT THE PERCENTAGE OF ATTACHMENT VARY OVER DIFFERENT COUNTRIES?

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CULTURAL VARIATIONS IN ATTACHMENT

Meta analysis of cross cultural studies of attachment

Meta analysis means analysing results of research studies

Across cultures secure attachment is always hightest, but it varies, Britian has highest and China has lowest - Germany highest number of insecure avoidant as they learn to be independant from a young age - Isreal, China and Japan have greatest umber of insecure ambivialnt attachment

18/32 studies were carried out in U.S (27 from individualistic cultures / 5 from collectivist cultures)

personal independance and achievments are valued

high degress of interdependance between people

Children bought up differently within particular country or culture

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