Cultural Differences in Stranger-Child Interactions: A Comparison Between German Middle-Class and Cameroonian Nso Stranger-Infant Dyads

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dc.contributor.authorOtto, Hiltrud
dc.contributor.authorPotinius, Inga
dc.contributor.authorKeller, Heidi
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-23T16:11:13Z-
dc.date.available2021-12-23T16:11:13Z-
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.issn00220221
dc.identifier.urihttps://osnascholar.ub.uni-osnabrueck.de/handle/unios/9594-
dc.description.abstractThis study analyzes the embodiment of stranger-child interaction in the cultural context of German middle-class families and Cameroonian Nso farming families. We videotaped 22 encounters between a female stranger and a 1-year-old child in both cultural contexts and developed a coding manual to microanalytically assess differences on the part of the stranger and the child during the first minute of their interaction. We demonstrate that the stranger and the child apply an interaction style that respects the cultural agenda of their cultural context: The German stranger shows a responsive-sensitive interaction style and considers the child's mother's reaction, whereas the Cameroonian stranger displays a directive interaction style without monitoring the child's mother. Likewise, German children take initiatives during the interaction; Cameroonian children follow the suggestions of the stranger. Because stranger-child encounters are incorporated in the paradigm of the strange situation, our data challenge the cross-cultural validity of this procedure.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSAGE PUBLICATIONS INC
dc.relation.ispartofJOURNAL OF CROSS-CULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY
dc.subjectATTACHMENT
dc.subjectBEHAVIOR
dc.subjectchild rearing
dc.subjectCOMMUNITIES
dc.subjectCONTEXT
dc.subjectcultural psychology
dc.subjectdevelopmental
dc.subjectemotion
dc.subjectfamily
dc.subjectGENDER
dc.subjectLIFE
dc.subjectMOTHERS
dc.subjectPARENTING STRATEGIES
dc.subjectPsychology
dc.subjectPsychology, Social
dc.subjectsocial
dc.subjectSOCIALIZATION
dc.subjectWARINESS
dc.titleCultural Differences in Stranger-Child Interactions: A Comparison Between German Middle-Class and Cameroonian Nso Stranger-Infant Dyads
dc.typejournal article
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0022022113509133
dc.identifier.isiISI:000329139300009
dc.description.volume45
dc.description.issue2
dc.description.startpage322
dc.description.endpage334
dc.contributor.researcheridI-7526-2016
dc.identifier.eissn15525422
dc.publisher.place2455 TELLER RD, THOUSAND OAKS, CA 91320 USA
dcterms.isPartOf.abbreviationJ. Cross-Cult. Psychol.
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