Accession Number : AD0709739

Title :   A CROSS-CULTURAL STUDY OF NORMATIVE BEHAVIOR AMONG JAPANESE AND AMERICAN BOYS IN THE 11-13 YEAR AGE RANGE.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Inomata,Satoru ; McGinnies,Elliott

Report Date : JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 81

Abstract : The report summarizes interview data obtained from 773 Japanese boys between the ages of eleven and thirteen. Using the same interview schedule employed in a survey conducted ten years earlier, the study probed such areas as organized and informal group associations, activities and interests, self-concepts, and views of the future. Some of the bases for conflict between the older and younger generations in Japan are suggested by the findings. The survey results not only indicate areas in which misperceptions of one another by Americans and Japanese might arise, but also provide a basis for the attainment of greater mutual understanding.

Descriptors :   (*CHILDREN, *SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY), (*MALES, BEHAVIOR), RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, STATISTICAL PROCESSES, ORGANIZATIONS, GROUP DYNAMICS, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), JAPAN, UNITED STATES, REPORTS

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE