Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

How culture shapes personality: A preliminary study
by Wong, Hing Man Amy, Psy.D., Pepperdine University, 2013, 97; 3568607
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to explore the relevance of a collectivistic personality attribute indigenous to the Chinese culture to non-Asian collectivistic cultures. To measure this attribute, the CPAI-2 Interpersonal Relatedness factor scales were administered to current college students who self-identified as Mexican American, Chinese American, or Caucasian. Only less acculturated Mexican American and Chinese American participants, as measured by the ARMSA-II or SL-ASIA, respectively, were included in the analysis. Although the Mexican American and Chinese American participants did not significantly differ from one another, these two groups did significantly differ from the Caucasian participants on two scales, Traditionalism-Modernity and Ren Qing . The clinical implications of these findings are discussed.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Asamen, Joy
Commitee: Garcia Ramos, Reyna, Keatinge, Carolyn
School: Pepperdine University
Department: Psychology
School Location: United States -- California
Source: DAI-B 74/10(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Asian American Studies, Personality psychology, Hispanic American studies
Keywords: Chinese Americans, Collectivism, Individualism, Mexican Americans, Personality assessments
Publication Number: 3568607
ISBN: 9781303232275
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