familism

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

familism (usually uncountable, plural familisms)

  1. A form of social structure in which the needs of the family as a group are more important than the needs of any individual family member.

Quotations[edit]

  • 2004, Kathleen Malley-Morrison, Denise A. Hines, Family violence in a cultural perspective, page 151:
    Familism is one of the most important cultural values in all Latino groups.
  • 2009, Sara Honn Qualls, Steven H. Zarit, Aging Families and Caregiving:
    Caregiver burden and outcomes may be influenced by familism, [...]
  • 2009, John Bruhn, The Group Effect: Social Cohesion and Health Outcomes, page 139:
    Familism denotes the normative commitment of family members to the family, and to family relationships, [...]
  • 2010, May L. Wykle, Sarah H. Gueldner, Aging Well: Gerontological Education for Nurses, page 496:
    A central component of familism is the expectation that children will be the primary caregivers for their parents [...]

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References[edit]

  • 1997, Kyriakos S. Markides, Manuel Miranda, Minorities, Aging, and Health, page 282:
    The cultural value of la familia or familism was first identified by Hispanic writers in the 1970s. Maldonado (1979) defines familism as the centrality of the family among its members.
  • 1999, Webster's New World Dictionary, page 512 (definition of familism):
    "a form of social structure in which the needs of the family as a group are more important than the needs of any individual family member"

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