A comparison of personality indicators across three cultural groups

Aniela Meyer Ginsberg

Abstract


The Holtzman Inkblot Test (H IT) was administered to 18 6 male uni­versity students grouped in these ways: Brazilians, fourth generation or more; Nisseis, first generation Brazilians of Japanese descent; and Japanese, studying in Tokyo. The groups were further divided according to the educational level of the father of each subject. Subject scores on 33 variables from the HIT were reduced by means of analyses of variance according to ethnic origin and father's education. The numerous statistically significant differences suggested that the HIT variables differentiate be­tween ethnic groups in the following general ways: with respect to precision and inte­gration of perceptions, creative fantasy, anxiety, oppositional and dysphoric affective attitudes, social adaptability, and special interests.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.30849/rip/ijp.v8i1%20&%202.692

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