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Title: ATTITUDINAL SURVEY OF JAPANESE AND AMERICAN STUDENTS (Joint Research Project : "Methodological Studies on Crosscultural Understanding in International Communication : Toward Effective Policies for Reducing Cultural Barriers")
Authors: Browning, Carol Conroy
Keywords: Comparative Attitudinal Survey
Issue Date: 31-Mar-1995
Publisher: 北海学園大学人文学会
Abstract: The purpose of this attitudinal survey is to compare what Japanese and American 13-14 year old students think about themselves and their world. It is a survey focusing upon young people's attitudes, not their academic achivements. This information is being gathered by a questionnaire administered to approximately 500 Japanese and 500 American students. The survey instrument is divided into five main sections: 1) Attitudes About School Activities 2) Attitudes About Out-Of-School Activities 3) Attitudes About Themselves 4) Attitudes About Their Families 5) Attitudes About The World. Eight test sites were selected, four in Japan and four in the U. S. The Japanese schools are Sapporo Hokkaido University of Education Fuzoku Junior High School, Hokuei Junior High School in Sapporo, Mitaka Junior High School in Tokyo and Marunouchi Junior High School in Matsumoto. The American Schools are Rowland Hall-St. Mark's Middle School in Salt Lake City, Utah, Eastmont Middle School in the Jordan School District of Greater Salt Lake City, a Washington, D.C. area middle school and Sylvan Middle School in Portland, Oregon. The Japanese students will complete the questionnaires in November-December 1994 and the American students will complete them in March-April 1995, due to the difference in the academic school year in the two countries. The pilot study in both countries revealed some challenges in designing a survey instrument meaningful in both cultures. Translation of the English questionnaire into Japanese also created some challenges. The new Utah Family Education Rights and Privacy Act threatened the research project being conducted in Utah, but a solution to the issue of invasion of student's and family's privacy was finally agreed upon. The data from this research project will be processed at the University of Utah and the analysis will begin in the summer of 1995. This project is original and it appears to be unique. There seems to be widespread interest in the final results.
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