ERIC Number: ED193369
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Cuban Value Structure: Treatment Implications.
Szapocznik, Jose; And Others
As part of an effort to investigate the cultural characteristics of Cuban Americans and to develop culturally appropriate mental health treatment models for this population, a study of Cuban/Anglo American adolescent value differences was conducted. To study cultural variables, a Value Orientations Scale was developed based on the work of Kluckhohn and Strodtbeck. Four factorially derived subscales were obtained. When Cuban immigrant and Anglo American adolescents were compared, the Cubans tended to prefer lineality, subjugation to nature, present time, and not to endorse idealized humanistic values. The Americans tended to prefer individuality, mastery over nature, future time, and to endorse idealized humanistic values. The implication of the findings is that a psychosocial treatment model that would be sensitive to the cultural characteristics of Cuban immigrants must validate this population's preference for a lineal style of relationships. (Author/GC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Drug Abuse (DHEW/PHS), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Miami Univ., Coral Gables, FL.
Identifiers: Florida (Miami); Value Orientations Scale
Note: Not available in paper copy due to institution's restriction. For related documents see UD 020 854-856 and UD 020 859-863. Prepared by the Spanish Family Guidance Center, Department of Psychiatry.