The relationship of child rearing practices to societal "tightness" and "looseness"

Journal of Comparative Family Studies Vol/Iss. 6 Published In Pages: 273-282
By Hutter, Mark, Pelto, Pertti J.


This paper studies Pelto's (1962, 1968) operational definition for the tightness and looseness of societies in relation to child rearing practices. Results suggest that societies with a "tight" social structure will have child training practices that promote conformity and obedience and vice versa.

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