Name of Concept
Commitment; Family cohesion or unity; Filial loyalty; Filial obligations; Intergenerational solidarity and responsibility
Loyalty, broadly defined as faithfulness or allegiance to individuals or groups, is linguistically originated from the Latin word lex (“law” or “statute”). It appears that various manifestations of loyalty have been recognized throughout the human history as part of belonging to associations and related identities. While the phenomenon of loyalty conveys a special importance for a family – a group of people connected through kinship ties, most in-depth explorations of the phenomenon are done by marketing, economics, political science, sociology, and religious scholars.
Though the term “family loyalty” is widely used in the family studies and family therapy fields, there is no clear or uniformed definition of the concept. Some aspects of the phenomenon and related concepts have been researched and discussed in...
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