ERIC Number: ED331775
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov-13
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International Youth Exchanges: Measuring Their Impact on Attitudes.
Stitsworth, Michael H.; Sugiyama, Yasushi
This paper provides a preliminary report on a bilateral collaborative study recently concluded in the United States and Japan, conducted to determine whether changes in attitudes and behavior occurred in Japanese teenagers participating in one-month homestays in 26 states in the United States. The sample consisted of 426 exchange participants (along with their parents) and 265 control group members (and their parents) who were nominated by the exchange group but who did not travel abroad. Analysis of the data indicated that the overseas homestay experience appeared to be related to the experimental group becoming more sociable, extroverted, responsible, spontaneous, self-confident, informal, independent, competitive, and individualistic when compared with the control group who did not travel abroad. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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Note: Paper presented at the Congress of the International Society for Intercultural Education, Training, and Research (16th, Kilkenny, Republic of Ireland, April 12, 1990).