Cross-cultural applicability of contextual family therapy: Iranian and American college students' perceptions of familial and peer relationships.

Abstract

To examine the applicability of Contextual Family Therapy to non-western populations, a measure of the theory's central constructs of Trust/Justice, Loyalty, and Entitlement (the Relational Ethics Scale), was administered to a sample of 50 Iranian and 51 American college students studying in the same U.S. schools. The Iranian students reported significantly more vertical constructs (Familial) Trust/Justice and Entitlement, while the American students reported more horizontal (Closest Friend) Trust/Justice and Loyalty constructs in relationships. Finally, the women (25 of each nationality) in the sample, regardless of nationality, reported significantly greater Loyalty in their horizontal relationships than did men.

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@article{ShokouhiBehnam1997CrossculturalAO, title={Cross-cultural applicability of contextual family therapy: Iranian and American college students' perceptions of familial and peer relationships.}, author={S Shokouhi-Behnam and Catherine A. Chambliss and Keith A Caruso}, journal={Psychological reports}, year={1997}, volume={80 2}, pages={691-4} }