Emic and etic studies
This presentation is the property of its rightful owner.
Sponsored Links
1 / 7

Emic and Etic Studies PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 125 Views
  • Uploaded on
  • Presentation posted in: General

Emic and Etic Studies. Culturally Specific and Cross-Cultural Studies. Etic Approach. An attempt to study universal human behaviour by conducting cross cultural studies: Examples: Bond and Smith meta-analysis of conformity WHO study on depression. Emic Approach.

Download Presentation

Emic and Etic Studies

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Presentation Transcript


Emic and etic studies

Emic and Etic Studies

Culturally Specific and Cross-Cultural Studies


Etic approach

Etic Approach

  • An attempt to study universal human behaviour by conducting cross cultural studies:

  • Examples:

    • Bond and Smith meta-analysis of conformity

    • WHO study on depression


Emic approach

Emic Approach

  • An attempt to study culturally specific phenomena (behaviour relevant to one culture)

  • Examples:

    • Hopi (Native American) Depression

    • Papua New Guinea


Etic who study of depression

Etic: WHO Study of Depression

  • How is it an example of an etic approach?

    • Compares across different cultures

  • Who was involved?

    • Switzerland; Japan; Canada; Iran

  • What were the four culturally similar symptoms?

    • Sadness; joylessness; anxiety; sense of insufficiency

  • What were the culturally specific symptoms?

    • Chinese participants more somatic symptoms;

    • 40% displayed symptoms not in the diagnostic scheme used (thus; culture plays a role in the expression of depression symptoms)


Emic native american depression

Emic: Native American Depression

  • What were the five illness categories of depression for the Hopi people?

    • Worry sickness; unhappiness; heartbroken; drunken-like craziness; disappointment

  • What was one culturally specific behaviour discovered in this study?

    • The patterns of symptoms for being “heartbroken” were different to unlike Western cultures


  • Login