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ERIC Number: ED421671
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 20
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Educating Students about Cultural Differences in Attitudes toward Women: Comparing American and Japanese College Students and Their Parents.
Thomas, Laura K.; Chambliss, Catherine
As Americans interact more and more with the Japanese on a national level, it will become increasingly imperative that the intricacies of Japanese culture and how it differs from American culture are understood. The primary goal of this research is to determine the differences between Japanese and American respondents' attitudes toward women and maternal employment. Generational and gender differences in both countries are also addressed. Six hypotheses are evaluated to assess the effects of nationality, generation, and sex on attitudes toward women and on attitudes about maternal employment. Japanese (N=89) and American (N=50) psychology students and their parents participated. The "Attitudes toward Women Scale" and the "Beliefs about the Consequences of Maternal Employment for Children" scale were employed. Demographic data was gathered from both students and parents. The completed questionnaire, involving both scales and demographic data in separate versions for parents and children, was translated by a native Japanese speaker. ANOVA results are presented in tables, for the scales; main and interaction effects are discussed and related to cultural differences. (Contains 23 references.) (EMK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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