Familism refers to core values
of a family type which emphasizes commitment to the family as a unit. Staying together for
the sake of the children would be an indication of this familism value. Familism refers to
a model of social organization, based on the
prevalence of the family group and its well-being placed against the interests and
necessities of each one of its members.
Familism is part of a traditional view of society that
highlights loyalty, trust, and cooperative attitudes within the family group. Familism is
found in the bourgeois class family and reflects the
cultural belief that it is the family that is the foundation of society
and the source of human identification and moral discipline.
The modern conjugal family, is typically described as
having a central value of individualism than familism,
that de-emphasizes the importance of the family unit. Familism is a cluster of attitudes
that emphasizes the relevance of the family for personal and social life, the development
of a feeling of duty among the members of the family group, and the belief
that to have children is a requirement for personal and social realization.
In familism three main orientations can be distinguished:
Familism as a classical social position;
Familism as a sociopolitical formulation; and
Familism as a psychological re-elaboration.
The main antecedents of these orientations are,
respectively, the disappearance of the Old Regime, the changes that have taken place
around World War II, and the development of a culture of service characteristic of the
Familism as a form of system justification: A cross-cultural analysis of the USA and Italy
Pacilli, Maria Giuseppina. and Jost, John.
American participants with high system justification scores perceived family norms to be especially strong. In the Italian context, a stronger
perception of family norms was related to a tendency to engage in family justification.
A New Familism Scale for Use with Latino Populations
Angel G. Lugo Steidel, Josefina M. Contreras, Kent State University
Validity analyses revealed significant negative correlations
between some aspects of familism and acculturation scores
and indicators of exposure to the U.S. culture.
Managers Dilemma: Institutions, Familism, and Trust in Chinas Private
Businesses - Ma, Li.
Incremental processes of deinstitutionalization,
delayed legitimization of private property right, and informal consent allowing private
wealth accumulation. Relaxation of ideological taboo against
wealth accumulation reinvigorated the Chinese entrepreneurial spirit. Familism gains
stronger hold in the normative system in the private sector.
Measuring Amoral Familism: A Tentative Approach - Stefano Morandini
Amoral familism in public institutions and a way to measure it. Amoral familism may be
discussed in terms of its association with public sector corruption or of misallocation of
Workplace Familism and Psychological Contract Breach in the Philippines
Restubog, Simon Lloyd D.; Bordia, Prashant.
Negative relationship between breach and civic virtue behavior
was stronger when workplace supervisor familism was high.
The role of attitudinal familism in academic outcomes: a study of urban, Latino
high school seniors. Esparza, Patricia, Sánchez, Bernadette
When mothers' educational level is low, attitudinal familism is positively associated to
students' academic grades.