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Item Description Akamine, Hale S.T. en_US 2009-07-15T18:18:31Z 2009-07-15T18:18:31Z 1991 en_US
dc.description Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1991. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 153-175) en_US
dc.description Microfiche. en_US
dc.description ix, 175 leaves, bound 29 cm en_US
dc.description.abstract The verbal and nonverbal behavior of 45 Japanese- American and Caucasian-American sixth-grade boys, about one-half of whom had undergone social skill training, were compared in a "resisting peer pressure" roleplay situation. Findings suggest that Japanese-Americans behave differently depending upon the ethnicity of the roleplaying partner. Japanese-Americans are significantly more likely to use direct verbal behavior with subjects from their own ethnic group and exhibit a tendency to use indirect behavior with Caucasian-American partners. It was suggested that this finding may be analogous to previous research showing that friendship, thus candor, is more likely to occur with same-race peers. Social skill training was found to significantly increase direct behavior and decrease indirect behavior. However, training was found also to increase the use of a relaxed posture. An explanation of this finding was that the behavioral coding system may not have included a posture compatible with direct verbal behavior. Implications for future study are discussed. en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.relation Theses for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (University of Hawaii at Manoa). Psychology; no. 2581 en_US
dc.rights All UHM dissertations and theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission from the copyright owner. en_US
dc.subject Social skills in children -- Hawaii en_US
dc.subject Ethnicity in children -- Hawaii en_US
dc.subject Japanese Americans -- Hawaii en_US
dc.title Ethnicity as a mediator of a social skill en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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