ERIC Number: EJ495952
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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Modernization Theory Revisited: A Cross-Cultural Study of Adolescent Conformity to Significant Others in Mainland China, Taiwan, and the USA.
Zhang, Jie; Thomas, Darwin L.
Adolescence, v29 n116 p885-903 Win 1994
Responses from college students in differing cultural settings contradicted modernization theory (MT). Contrary to MT, education held less importance as a social institution. American society highly valued religion with the reverse holding true in the two Chinese societies. MT tests with cross-cultural data should always consider cultural characteristics. (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Identifiers - Location: China; Taiwan; United States