The Abilities and Achievements of Orientals in North America - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780127186801, 9781483265759

The Abilities and Achievements of Orientals in North America

1st Edition

Authors: Philip E. Vernon
Editors: David T. Lykken
eBook ISBN: 9781483265759
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1982
Page Count: 338
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Description

The Abilities and Achievements of Orientals in North America is concerned with the study of the abilities, achievements, and personality characteristics of oriental immigrants and their descendants in North America. The book attempts to set a correlation between the cultural background from which the immigrants came and their history in North America, and to discover the implications for psychological theory. The text contains discussions on the problems of heredity, environment, and acculturation; racial and ethnic differences; and a comparison of biological, environmental and cultural differences between orientals and occidentals. Sociologists, psychologists, ethnologists, historians, and people who wish to study oriental character traits will find the book very insightful.

Table of Contents


Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

1. The Immigration of Chinese to the United States

Chronology

Sources of Information

Demography

Early Immigration

Sinophobia

Subgroups of Chinese and Their Employment

Clans, Associations, and Tongs

Later Developments

Postwar Changes

The Chinese Family and Culture

Acculturation

2. Tests of Chinese Children in the United States

Introduction

Piagetian and Other Studies

Surveys

Nontechnical Summary and Discussion

Appendix A Results from Jensen's Research in Chinatown Schools, and Jensen and Inouye's Survey in California Schools

3. Immigration of Japanese to the United States

Chronology

Sources of Information

Early History

The Beginnings of Immigration to the United States

Pearl Harbor and Relocation

The Sansei

Defeat, Reform, and Progress in Japan

Postwar Achievements of Japan

4. Japanese Culture, Childrearing, and Personality

Introduction

Hierarchy

Religions

The Family

Caudill's Themes

Japanese and Chinese

5. Tests of Japanese Children

Introduction

Wechsler Intelligence Scales in Japan

Other Intelligence Test Studies in Japan

Comparisons of Scholastic Achievements

Japanese-American Children

Summary

6. Oriental Immigration to Hawaii

Chronology

Sources of Information

Demography

Introduction

Early Immigration

The Japanese

Change in Status of the Oriental Groups

Ethnic and Social Differentiation

Conclusions

7. Tests of Children and Students in Hawaii

The Work of S. D. Porteus

The Work of K. Murdoch

The Works of S. Smith and R. G. Leiter

Studies of High School Seniors in Hawaii

Werner's Work in Kauai

Summary of Chapters 6 and 7

8. Chinese and Japanese Immigrants to Canada

Introduction

Sources of Information

The Chinese

The Japanese

Abilities and Achievements

Study of Chinese Children in Calgary

Summary

9. The Abilities of Chinese Children in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan

Introduction

Education

Research on the Abilities of Hong Kong Children

Singapore

Chinese in Taiwan

Summary

10. Oriental Languages

Chinese

Japanese

Differences between Orientals and Caucasians in Reading Abilities

11. Problems of Bilingualism

Introduction

Early Findings of Adverse Effects of Bilingualism

Later Findings of Positive Effects

Learning of English by Oriental Children

Relevant Research

Implications for Teaching English to Non-English-Speaking Oriental Immigrant Children, Including Indochinese

Summary of Chapters 10 and 11

12. Oriental University Students and Adults

Introduction

More Recent Investigations of College Students

Comparisons of Adult Samples

Factorial Studies of Student and Adult Abilities

13. Academic Preferences and Professional Employment of Orientals

Introduction

Further Analyses of University Degrees

Professional Occupations

Summary of Chapters 12 and 13

14. Personality Studies of Japanese

Introduction

Studies of Neuroticism, Anxiety, and Other Personality Traits in Japan

Studies of National Differences in Personality

Alcoholism

Japanese Americans and Hawaiians

Edwards Personal Preference Schedule

Need for Achievement

Response Sets

Objective Tests

Expression of Emotions

Observational and Interview Studies

15. Japanese Attitudes, Values, and Interests

Introduction

Attitudes

Values

Interests

Summary of Chapters 14 and 15

Appendix B Personality Studies of Japanese

16. Personality Studies of Chinese

Introduction

Edwards Personal Preference Schedule and Need for Achievement

Observational Studies and Interviews

Chinese Identity and Acculturation

Values

Summary

Appendix C Personality Studies of Chinese

17. Epilogue

Glossary

References

Author Index

Subject Index


Details

No. of pages:
338
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1982
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9781483265759

About the Author

Philip E. Vernon

About the Editor

David T. Lykken

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