1975 年 2 巻 2 号 p. 9-24
The objectives of this research are to find latent dimensions of values held by Japanese at present time and to forecast its changes over the coming decade. The entire analysis is based on an assumption that value judgement is made with respect to many factors, whence we aim to derive multidimensional spatial representation of values. Then diversification of values will be expressed as individual differences in the space and shifts in values as changes of the configuration. In this frame of the study multidimensional scaling methods were applied to data obtained from the questionaire conducted on 2000 people in Tokyo. It is found that values are likely to change and diversify slightly but not to turn over.