Self-construals and earliest childhood memories: a new perspective from Slovakia and Denmark

Radka Antalikova, Tia G. B. Hansen, Manuel de la Mata Benitez

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Studies on self-construals and earliest childhood memories have shown significant differences across culture (Wang, 2001, 2006). However, these studies are often carried out in countries such as USA and China, considered to be prototypical representatives of individualistic and collectivistic values. To add another East-West perspective, we turn our attention to a rapidly transforming post-communist country, Slovakia, and a Scandinavian wellfare state, Denmark. Taking into consideration the specific sociocultural and historical context in these two countries, we ask: Would the young Slovaks be developing an extreme tendency towards an individualistic profile as they were born into a just established democratic regime? And, would the young Danes display more collectivistic values, as their strong sense for community could suggest? Data from 80 Slovak and 80 Danish adolescents are under analysis.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato2011
StatusUdgivet - 2011
Begivenhed5th International Conference on Memory - York, Storbritannien
Varighed: 31 jul. 20115 aug. 2011

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Konference5th International Conference on Memory
Land/OmrådeStorbritannien
ByYork
Periode31/07/201105/08/2011

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