Intergenerational Complex in Arabian Families

  • M. Fakhr El-Islam


The adoption of various value systems by family members belonging to various generations leads to conflict between older and younger family members. The intergenerational conflict which exists at the ideational level often leads to the adoption of conflicting attitudes, the experience of conflicting feelings and/or the expression of conflicting behaviour by older and younger members of the family. Conflict is usually manifest during adolescence and early adulthood where the process of identity formation and emancipation from parental control is in progress. The young adopt values belonging to the peer group and abandon traditional values of the older generation.


Saudi Arabia Intergenerational Conflict Cousin Marriage ARABIAN Family Arabian Gulf Region 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Fakhr El-Islam
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  1. 1.Faculty of MedicineUniversity of KuwaitKuwait

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