This describes the degree to which ones lifestyles reflect his or her respective tribal culture (Spector, 1991). This definition helps in studying to what degree a person's lifestyle reflects the traditional culture. Heritage consistency is one way of exploring whether people are maintaining their traditional heritage and of determining the depth of a person's traditional heritage.
Spector, R. (1991) Cultural diversity in health and illness. Appleton & Lange. East Norwalk, CN, USA.
Related terms: Cultural identity Valuing Diversity Cultural knowledge Cultural Relativism Cultural sensitivity Indigenous People Multiculturalism Stereotypes Transcultural Health and Nursing