ERIC Number: ED358020
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Attitudes toward Marriage, Family and Divorce, AIDS Knowledge, Gender-Role Identity and Self-Disclosure: A Cross-Cultural, Social Psychological Comparison of Responses by Thai and American College Students.
Sidorowicz, Laura S.
Four separate psychological studies were conducted to investigate attitudes toward marriage, family and divorce, AIDS knowledge, gender-role identity, and self-disclosure. The emphasis of the four studies was based on a cross-cultural, social psychological perspective. Questionnaires were administered to females students in an advanced psychology course at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand and Nassau Community College, State University of New York. Overall, on the Attitudes Toward Marriage, Family and Divorce Survey, Thai students responded in a much more traditional manner than U.S. students. With regard to the AIDS knowledge survey, Thai students were less informed about the transmission and contraction of the disease than U.S. students. Results from the Bem Sex-Role Inventory did not support the hypotheses. Thai female students were not found to be feminine and the majority of U.S. female students were not found to be androgynous. In fact, both groups tended to be either masculine or androgynous. In the fourth study, U.S. students were found to self-disclose about more topics than Thai students. Copies of each of the four surveys, in both Thai and English, are included as appendices. (Contains 32 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, College Students, Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Divorce, Family Life, Foreign Countries, Foreign Culture, Higher Education, Marriage, Psychological Studies, Sex Role, Social Influences, Social Psychology, Social Science Research, Student Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Center for International Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Institute of International Education, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: Thailand