The Abilities and Achievements of Orientals in North America

The Abilities and Achievements of Orientals in North America

1st Edition - January 28, 1982

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  • Author: Philip E. Vernon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483265759

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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


Product details

  • No. of pages: 338
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1982
  • Published: January 28, 1982
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483265759

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Philip E. Vernon

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