Cultural Attachment Style Analysis

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The main argument made herein is that the relationship between the insecure attachment style and the LSRI is moderated by an individual’s cultural value. In the socialization process, the transmission of tradition values from the past to the present is not a strict antithetical side with respect to modernism. Modernity and traditionality are not mutually exclusive, the attitudes and behavior patterns may in some cases be fused and coexist. The principal values cover the domains of religion, moral standards, socio-economic and political attitudes, and attitudes towards work, family, marriage and sexuality, etc. The social theorists highlight how the modernization unfolds in Eastern countries through the globalization and the advance of new technology.…show more content…
It is defined as the perseverance of traditional customs, beliefs, and cultural practices that are passed down from one generation to the next. Confucianism emphasizes the respect for vertical order along with the long history of the imperial rule, the vertical bond between father and son (paternal) relationship is predominant over other social relations, where power is centralized at the top in the hierarchical culture. Hence, paternal transference has been more prevalent and is more likely to elicit in highly traditional individuals that it has been considered normal and steady forms of projection, for instance, one can look to the leader as a demanding father who dispensed very little of encouragement, more paternalistically structured criticism, or expected the leader to preside over large meetings. It is especially crucial in the context of the business downturn and crises, one might unconsciously promote paternal transferences and show oneself in paternalistic settings by seeking for rules to follow or willing to give up the ownership of decision making. Moreover, one can look to the leader as a caring father who always towered over the subordinate, dispensed love and support. One is likely to expect for a sense of empathy and tenderness from the superior, for instance, a leader should provide more emotional comfort in rejecting the proposal and in other threatening situation. In a corporate setting, a subordinate with more traditional values is more oriented toward power distance and internal hierarchy, more likely to attend to the attribute-based cues in the leader similar to the attachment figure, and the contextual cues reflecting the characteristics of family setting as potential triggers for transference, therefore, they often comply with the orders, receive punishment and reward of a superior who relies on legitimate power

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