Cross‐national study of perceived parental rearing behaviour in healthy subjects from Australia, Denmark, Italy, The Netherlands and Sweden: pattern and level comparisons

C. Perris, W. A. Arrindell, H. Perris, J. van der Ende, M. Maj, S. Benjaminsen, M. Ross, M. Eisemann, M. del Vecchio

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Abstract

ABSTRACT– Samples of healthy subjects from Australia, Denmark, Italy. The Netherlands and Sweden completed the EMBU, a Swedish questionnaire aimed at assessing the experience of parental rearing practices. For the purpose of comparison three factors ‐ “emotional warmth”, “rejection” and “overprotection” ‐ obtained in a previous factor analytic study, have been used. The most pronounced differences occurred between the Dutch and the Swedish sample on the one hand, and the Italian and Australian sample on the other, with the Danish sample in between. Differences in perceived parental rearing should be considered when comparing personality characteristics and/or psychopathological conditions in subjects from different countries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)278-282
Number of pages5
JournalActa Psychiatrica Scandinavica
Volume72
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1985

Keywords

  • EMBU
  • emotional warmth
  • overprotection
  • rearing practices
  • rejection
  • transcultural psychiatry

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