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Student Research Guide: Individualism & the Family: Home

By Jose Gonzalez-Bazante, Fall 2020, LIB 201

Introduction to the Topic

My topic is about individulaism and collectivism. And about how these two orientations take part in different cultures and how they affect relationships; with not only family but also friends and spouses. When starting to learn about this topic, I wanted to learn about which countries had either one of these orientations and also how it affected certain situations. 


Keywords for searching the topic


  • Individulaism 
  • Collectivism
  • culture
  • family 
  • relationships 

Best Databases/Search Engines

Start Your Research Here

Lezhnina, Iu. P. “The Family in Value Orientations.” Russian Education & Society, vol. 53, no. 2, Feb. 2011, pp. 78–92. EBSCOhost, doi:10.2753/RES1060-9393530206.  

  •  This was one of my favorites from Academic Search because it focused on one country- Russia. I learned that the culture tends to lean towards individualism. And that it could be the cause of why their are not as many babies being brought into people's lives. 

Kazarian, Shahe S. “Family Functioning, Cultural Orientation, and Psychological Well-Being Among University Students in Lebanon.” Journal of Social Psychology, vol. 145, no. 2, Apr. 2005, pp. 141–152. EBSCOhost, doi:10.3200/SOCP.145.2.141-154.  

  •  This article included a little bit of everything. It talked about these two orientations and how it plays a role in behavior, education and religion. 
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