[Updated on Apr. 18] Integration of CiNii Articles into CiNii Research

Implicit Theories of Stress : A Cross-Cultural Comparison between Japanese and Malaysians

DOI

Bibliographic Information

Other Title
  • Implicit Theories of Stress A Cross-Cul

Search this article

Abstract

Implicit theories of stress in two cultures, the Japanese and the Malaysian, were investigated on the basis of a questionnaire which consisted of 43 life events (Holmes and Rahe, 1967). 169 Malaysian and 200 Japanese university students were asked to rate the degree of stress they had experienced, and/or expected to experience, if the events have yet to happen. The results were: (1) Although implicit theories of stress varied from group to group and over time, similar structures of stress were found for all samples through the analysis of the Hayashi Third Method of Quantification: distress-eustress and hypostress-hyperstress. (2) The Malaysian of Chinese descent had an equally high correlation (0.81, the Spearman Rank Correlation Coefficient) with the Malaysian of Malay descent and with the Japanese. (3) The Japanese rated most of the life events higher than the Malaysian on a 7-point Likert scale.

Journal

Details

  • CRID
    1390001204491229184
  • NII Article ID
    110002785258
  • NII Book ID
    AN10049127
  • DOI
    10.14966/jssp.kj00003724663
  • ISSN
    21891338
    09161503
  • NDL BIB ID
    3299021
  • Text Lang
    en
  • Data Source
    • JaLC
    • NDL
    • CiNii Articles
  • Abstract License Flag
    Disallowed

Report a problem

Back to top