Values and Attitudes across Nations and Time


Values and Attitudes across Nations and Time contributes to an ever-growing body of work focussing on the elucidation of variations in values and attitudes throughout the world - not only what they actually are, but also strategies for their detection, description and classification. Researchers in the field seek to identify both similarities and differences. In this work, quantitative and qualitative views and methods are explored by nine well-known authors: Masamichi Sasaki, current President of the International Institute of Sociology; Theodore Caplow of the University of Virginia; Mattei Dogan of the National Center of Scientific Research, Paris; S.N. Eisenstadt of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Chikio Hayashi of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Tokyo; Geert Hofstede of the University of Limburg at Maastricht in The Netherlands; Alex Inkeles of Stanford University; P. Herbert Leiderman of the Stanford University Medical School; Robert M. Marsh of Brown University; and Carmi Schooler of the National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, USA.

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Sasaki Masamichi is Professor of Sociology at Hyogo Kyoiku University in Japan and is President of the International Institute of Sociology (IIS). He is also Co-editor of International Journal of Comparative Sociology. His research interests are in comparative social structure and social change, and sociology of religion. He is currently working on a comparative study of national character of the youth among seven nations.
Introduction, Masamichi Sasaki

Trends and Contexts: The Principle of Singularity, Theodore Caplow

A Case for Comparing Apples with Oranges: International Differences in Values, Geert Hofstede

History, Social Structure and Individualism: A Cross-Cultural Perspective on Japan, Carmi Schooler

An Approach to the Study of Psychosocial Maturity: The Development of a Cross-National Scale for Adolescents, Alex Inkeles and Herbert Leiderman

The Decline of Traditional Values in Western Europe: Religion, Nationalism, Authority, Mattei Dogan

The Quantitative Study of National Character: Interchronological and International Perspectives, Chikio Hayashi

Gender and Pay in Taiwan: Men’s Attitudes in 1963 and 1991, Robert M. Marsh

Modernity and the Construction of Collective Identities, S.N. Eisenstadt


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