Community, Society

  • Rogelio Diaz-Guerrero
  • Lorand B. Szalay
Part of the Cognition and Language book series (CALS)


The information available on Hispanic psycho-cultural dispositions is based mainly on Hispanic Americans — Puerto Ricans, Mexican Americans, Cubans—living in the United States or in Puerto Rico; comparative studies based on population samples from Latin America or Mexico are relatively rare. According to recent reviews of the literature (Lisansky, 1981), certain domains such as childrearing and work attitudes have been extensively studied in recent years, but there is little information on how Hispanic Americans perceive and relate to large social units such as community or society. A singular exception is a largely unpublished study carried out with the Semantic Differential of the Spanish Language (Diaz-Guerrero and Salas, 1975) and with an inventory of need satisfaction by Diaz-Guerrero and his coworkers. Among many others, they assessed concepts related to this theme on Mexican high schoolers in Mexico City. Relevant results will be discussed with the appropriate stimulus words and in the summary.


Mexico City Large Social Unit Social Unit Moral Perception Hispanic Group 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rogelio Diaz-Guerrero
    • 1
  • Lorand B. Szalay
    • 2
  1. 1.National University of MexicoMexico CityMexico
  2. 2.Institute of Comparative Social and Cultural StudiesChevy ChaseUSA

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