Accession Number : AD0637730

Title :   INTERPERSONAL ATTITUDES AMONG AMERICAN, INDIAN AND JAPANESE STUDENTS.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV URBANA GROUP EFFECTIVENESS RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Triandis,Harry C. ; Shanmugam,Ankanahalli V. ; Tanaka,Yasumasa

Report Date : JUL 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 56

Abstract : Semantic and Behavioral Differentials were administered to 98 American (Illinois), 112 Japanese (Tokyo), and 99 Indian (Mysore) students. The concepts were complex stimulus persons differing in all possible combinations of occupation (physician or carpenter), religion (same or different from that of the Ss), sex (male or female), and age (young, middle-aged, old). The purpose of the study was to investigate the generality of American findings concerning certain aspects of interpersonal perception. The results show that there is a gross generality of previous results; however, detailed findings do not hold across cultures. Thus, for example, though the same factor structures for Semantic and Behavioral Differentials were found in all samples, the details of the scales that have high loadings on these factors suggest that there is some cultural specificity. Summation was superior to congruity theory in the prediction of the Ss' judgments of the complex stimulus persons from their judgments of the simple stimulus persons. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), CULTURE), (*CULTURE, PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY)), SOCIAL COMMUNICATION, UNITED STATES, JAPAN, INDIA, SEMANTICS, STUDENTS, BEHAVIOR

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE