HomeDLSU Dialogue: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Cultural Studiesvol. 27 no. 2 (1994)

Advances in the Development of Indigenous Social Research Methods

Rogelia Pe-pua

Discipline: Psychology, Cultural Studies



Indigenization has been an increasing trend in the development of psychology in the Philippines. Most of the indigenization efforts, however, has been "from without" (Enriquez 1979), i.e., from outside the culture being studied. The dominant source of theory and methodology is an external culture, usually a Western or American one, and the recipients and targets of culture flow are Third World countries.