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ROMANTIC DISTANCE TOWARDS INTERETHNIC RELATIONSHIPS IN JAPAN

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Title:ROMANTIC DISTANCE TOWARDS INTERETHNIC RELATIONSHIPS IN JAPAN
Authors:Adams, Jill
Contributors:Barile, John P. (advisor)
Psychology (department)
Keywords:Social psychology
Date Issued:2019
Publisher:University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Abstract:In a globalizing world, Japan’s shrinking population and demand for international labor suggests an increase in foreign residents. In Japan’s stratified society, the construct of social distance – the degree of perceived closeness between individuals and social groups – may partially explain why international and interethnic marriages have not necessarily increased even as the multiethnic population has increased. The current study aims to explore social distance and personal attitudes towards interethnic relationships in Japan, and to determine whether awareness of media stereotypes and environment affects these attitudes. A sample of 111 Japanese adults was recruited through the crowdsourcing sites Lancers. I was interested in determining, 1) do social distance and personal attitudes towards interethnic relationships in Japan vary depending on the ethnicity of a potential partner? 2) does awareness of historical stereotypes influence Japanese peoples’ social distance and personal attitudes towards interethnic relationships? Findings indicate that a potential partner’s ethnicity influences social distance and personal attitudes towards those relationships, but the historical stereotypes tested did not influence these attitudes.
Description:M.A. Thesis. Ph.D. Thesis. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa 2019
Pages/Duration:71 pages
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/63251
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Appears in Collections: M.A. - Psychology


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