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Moral Consciousness of the Japanese

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien, Tokyo
Publication Date
  • Shin Joho Senta, Tokyo (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Society, Culture
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Labour relations/conflict
    • Employment
    • Family life and marriage
    • Gender and gender roles
  • Abstract

    Moral concepts of the Japanese in the areas work and family. Topics: Preference for interesting work versus good atmosphere at work, work with personal responsiblity versus teamwork; attitude to sacrifice of income given bad profit situation of the company; attitude to a change of position due to wage increase or a career step; attitude to doing without vacation for the sake of the company; preference for reward of achievements of a group or the individual; individuality or group orientation as preferred principle of order of a company; preference for company interest or employee wishes; preference for company versus family with a hypothetical transfer to a remote branch; characterization of ideal superior; attitude to a woman as superior; attitude to the distribution of roles men for work, women for the family (scale); work orientation or family orientation (scale); gender preference given equal qualification for a job; importance of age, school of origin, performance, abilities, gender, relations and seniority as criteria for promotion; significance of cooperation with colleagues, collegiality, group activities, loyalty, conformity and following instructions of superiors for work life; attitude to an employee survey about the destination of the company excursion; willingness to compromise, tolerance and carrying out instructions without objection (scale); most important educational goals for children; significance of occupational and family goals in conflict situations (scale); attitude to conducting housework by the man and patriarchial moral concepts; comparison of position of man regarding a woman; attitude to partnership decision of family matters; division of decision-making responsibilities in one´s family regarding financial questions and child-raising; reasons for marriage and attitude to marriage ceremony (scale); preferred marriage age for men as well as for women; preference for a vacation trip without family or spending the Neu Year celebration in common in the circle of the family (individualism without family tie).
Temporal Coverage
  • 1991-05
Geographic Coverage
  • Japan (JP)
Sampled Universe
Persons over 20 years
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2241
    Number of Variables: 83
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2659 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Philipp-Franz-von-Siebold-Stiftung; Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien (Hrsg.): Individualität und Egalität in Familie und Unternehmen: Erste Ergebnisse einer im Mai 1991 in Japan durchgeführten Repräsentativumfrage. Tokyo: Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien, 1991.
  • Ölschleger, Hans Dieter; Demes, Helmut; Menkhaus, Heinrich; Möhwald, Ulrich; Ortmanns, Annelie; Post-Kobayashi, Bettina: Individualität und Egalität im gegenwärtigen Japan: Untersuchungen zu Wertemustern in bezug auf Familie und Arbeitswelt. München: iudicium Verlag 1994. (Monographien aus dem Deutschen Institut für Japanstudien der Philipp-Franz-von-Siebold-Stiftung, Band 7)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 86 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien, Tokyo (1995): Wertebewußtsein der Japaner. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.