ERIC Number: EJ660298
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: 0
The Role of Peer Relations in Adolescent Development in Two Cultures: The Netherlands and Japan.
Dekovic, Maja; Engels, Rutger C. M. E.; Shirai, Toshiaki; de Kort, Gerard; Anker, Arjen L.
Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, v33 n6 p577-95 Nov 2002
Compared peer relations, developmental expectations, perceived competence, and well-being in Dutch and Japanese adolescents, investigating cultural influences. Survey data indicated that Dutch adolescents were more satisfied with their peer relationships, expected to achieve developmental tasks at earlier ages, felt more competent about their abilities, and reported higher levels of well-being than did Japanese adolescents. Peer relations had stronger associations with developmental expectations and well-being among Japanese adolescents. (Contains references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Japan; Netherlands