Psychological Constructs of International Images: A Japanese Community Study, 1963 (ICPSR 7067)

Published: Feb 16, 1992

Principal Investigator(s):
Yasumasa Kuroda

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This study was conducted during the summer of 1963 in Yoshikawa-machi, Japan, with members of the general population and community leaders. Respondents' interest in the local community and degree of participation in local affairs were explored, as well as their involvement in community political life. The respondents were asked to react to certain world leaders and their respective countries -- Japan, United States, Russia, and Communist China -- and to abstract ideas such as peace and war by rating them on a series of descriptive scales. Another major portion of the study ascertained respondents' self-evaluations, sociability, personal ideological orientations, and political efficacy. The study comprises a number of demographic variables, including sex, age, marital status, education, income, and occupation.

Kuroda, Yasumasa. Psychological Constructs of International Images:  A Japanese Community Study, 1963. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992-02-16.

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The total sample for this study included a random sample of registered voters representing the general population (287 respondents), and a group of community leaders (28 respondents).

General population and community leaders of Yoshikawa-machi, Japan.

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