ethnic group

(redirected from Cultural group)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.
Related to Cultural group: ethnic group, social group

eth·nic group

(eth'nik grūp),
A social group characterized by a distinctive social and cultural tradition maintained from generation to generation, a common history and origin, and a sense of identification with the group; members have distinctive features in their way of life, shared experiences, and often a common genetic heritage; these features may be reflected in their experience of health and disease.

ethnic group

[eth′nik]
a population of individuals organized on the basis of an assumed common cultural origin.

ethnic group

Social medicine A group whose members (1) have a sense of common origins; (2) claim a common and distinctive Hx and destiny; (3) possess one or more dimensions of collective cultural individuality; (4) have a sense of unique collective solidarity. See Cultural awareness, Race.

eth·nic group

(eth'nik grūp)
A social group characterized by a distinctive social and cultural tradition maintained from generation to generation, a common history and origin, and a sense of identification with the group.

eth·nic group

(eth'nik grūp)
Social group characterized by distinctive social and cultural tradition maintained from generation to generation, common history and origin, and sense of identification with group; may be reflected in experience of health and disease.

ethnic group,

n a population of individuals organized around an assumption of common cultural origin.
References in periodicals archive ?
In contrast, being bilingual and competent in both French and English may facilitate identification with a new cultural group where both the French and English languages cohabit and where we find high rates of bilingualism--such as the Montrealais identity.
There was a significant cultural group x age group interaction effect for the needs-oriented subscale F(1, 1552) = 18.
This shift would help to ensure that the meaning of the relevant concept/s is captured in a valid way for each cultural group.
To sustain cultural programs of the different HEIs, there is a need to consider the following experts in the field: qualified cultural group adviser, folk/dance trainer, musician, and theater director.
Since these perceptions shape parents' attitudes towards the entire intervention process, studying parental perceptions on disability, among families of children with disabilities and across varied cultural groups, brings greater insight into the practice of building positive interactions between parents and EI/ECSE professionals.
More specifically, when tests are based on theories that ascribe the origins of traits as biologically based (such as McCrae & Costa's, 1999, five-factor theory), then partial and full structural equivalence can be observed across cultural groups.
There is a great need for psychological services among the cultural group to deal with a variety of problems including academic, interpersonal, health/substance abuse, dating, bicultural and biracial issues, family difficulties due to emerging cultural differences, marginality, difficulties relating within various subgroups, and the experience of racism (Leong, 1986).
Thus far, cultural group labels I have used are: "Latinas (Mexican)," "Latinas (Puerto Rican)," "white women from poor backgrounds," "lesbians," "working poor men and women," "African American men," "Americans of Asian descent," "gay men," and "American Indians.
The prescriptions Shachar offers in Multicultural Jurisdictions, at least as they now stand, would have little effect on the lives of most at-risk group members, including those most vulnerable to the authority of cultural group majorities and elites.
Each cultural group possesses a deeply embedded 'silent language' that requires attention and provides communication challenges.
While, in many cases, it is desirable to match provider and client based on language and cultural group, that is not always possible or necessary.
They can now make distinctions between members of the same racial or cultural group.

Full browser ?