Cultural Aspects of Family Assessment

  • Wen-Shing Tseng


The family is the basic sociocultural unit. It is the nest for the growth of an individual, the resource for social support, and the institution through which culture is transmitted. The universal basic functions of the family have been described by an anthropologist (Hoebel 1972). Nevertheless, the family varies greatly among different cultural groups. Therefore, in the clinical practice of family assessment, the aspects of culture, as one of many variables, need appropriate attention.


Family System Kinship Term Japanese Family Family Assessment Western Family 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wen-Shing Tseng
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  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Hawaii John A. Burns School of MedicineHonoluluUSA

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