Culture-related strengths among Latin American families: A case study of Brazil

Gustavo Carlo, Silvia Koller, Marcela Raffaelli, Maria R.T. De Guzman

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

10 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

We provide an analysis of culturally-specific strength characteristics associated with families in Brazil. The focus is on familism and familial interdependence, the role of the extended family, cooperative and prosocial tendencies, a collective orientation, and the closing gender gap. The article is divided into four sections. First, we provide some background information on the demographics and history of Brazil. Second, the family strength characteristics are discussed. Third, case studies are briefly presented to illustrate the protective role of the characteristics. And fourth, we discuss the implications of the strengths-based approach to studying families for theories, research, and program development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)335-360
Number of pages26
JournalMarriage and Family Review
Volume41
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 28 2007

Fingerprint

Brazil
extended family
interdependence
gender
history

Keywords

  • Culture
  • Families
  • Gender
  • Latin America
  • Prosocial behaviors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

Cite this

Culture-related strengths among Latin American families : A case study of Brazil. / Carlo, Gustavo; Koller, Silvia; Raffaelli, Marcela; De Guzman, Maria R.T.

In: Marriage and Family Review, Vol. 41, No. 3-4, 28.08.2007, p. 335-360.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Carlo, Gustavo ; Koller, Silvia ; Raffaelli, Marcela ; De Guzman, Maria R.T. / Culture-related strengths among Latin American families : A case study of Brazil. In: Marriage and Family Review. 2007 ; Vol. 41, No. 3-4. pp. 335-360.
@article{062ec67c9c1849db9984fcb678d95d8c,
title = "Culture-related strengths among Latin American families: A case study of Brazil",
abstract = "We provide an analysis of culturally-specific strength characteristics associated with families in Brazil. The focus is on familism and familial interdependence, the role of the extended family, cooperative and prosocial tendencies, a collective orientation, and the closing gender gap. The article is divided into four sections. First, we provide some background information on the demographics and history of Brazil. Second, the family strength characteristics are discussed. Third, case studies are briefly presented to illustrate the protective role of the characteristics. And fourth, we discuss the implications of the strengths-based approach to studying families for theories, research, and program development.",
keywords = "Culture, Families, Gender, Latin America, Prosocial behaviors",
author = "Gustavo Carlo and Silvia Koller and Marcela Raffaelli and {De Guzman}, {Maria R.T.}",
year = "2007",
month = "8",
day = "28",
doi = "10.1300/J002v41n03_06",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "41",
pages = "335--360",
journal = "Marriage and Family Review",
issn = "0149-4929",
publisher = "Routledge",
number = "3-4",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Culture-related strengths among Latin American families

T2 - A case study of Brazil

AU - Carlo, Gustavo

AU - Koller, Silvia

AU - Raffaelli, Marcela

AU - De Guzman, Maria R.T.

PY - 2007/8/28

Y1 - 2007/8/28

N2 - We provide an analysis of culturally-specific strength characteristics associated with families in Brazil. The focus is on familism and familial interdependence, the role of the extended family, cooperative and prosocial tendencies, a collective orientation, and the closing gender gap. The article is divided into four sections. First, we provide some background information on the demographics and history of Brazil. Second, the family strength characteristics are discussed. Third, case studies are briefly presented to illustrate the protective role of the characteristics. And fourth, we discuss the implications of the strengths-based approach to studying families for theories, research, and program development.

AB - We provide an analysis of culturally-specific strength characteristics associated with families in Brazil. The focus is on familism and familial interdependence, the role of the extended family, cooperative and prosocial tendencies, a collective orientation, and the closing gender gap. The article is divided into four sections. First, we provide some background information on the demographics and history of Brazil. Second, the family strength characteristics are discussed. Third, case studies are briefly presented to illustrate the protective role of the characteristics. And fourth, we discuss the implications of the strengths-based approach to studying families for theories, research, and program development.

KW - Culture

KW - Families

KW - Gender

KW - Latin America

KW - Prosocial behaviors

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=34548653122&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=34548653122&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1300/J002v41n03_06

DO - 10.1300/J002v41n03_06

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:34548653122

VL - 41

SP - 335

EP - 360

JO - Marriage and Family Review

JF - Marriage and Family Review

SN - 0149-4929

IS - 3-4

ER -