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

Principal Investigator(s): Kuroda, Yasumasa


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.

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Study Description


Kuroda, Yasumasa. PSYCHOLOGICAL CONSTRUCTS OF INTERNATIONAL IMAGES: A JAPANESE COMMUNITY STUDY, 1963. Berkeley, CA: University of California at Berkeley, Survey Research Center, International Data Library and Reference Service [producer], 196?. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1976. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07067.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07067.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    attitudes, communities, community leaders, community organizations, community participation, foreign affairs, Ikeda, Hayato, local politics, nationalism, perceptions, political efficacy, political participation, politics, voting behavior, Japan

Geographic Coverage:    Global

Time Period:   

  • 1963

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

Data Type(s):    survey data


Sample:    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).

Data Source:

personal interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-03-18


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