The Journal of Human Relations
Online ISSN : 2433-1961
Print ISSN : 1340-8186
How Junior College Women View the Family and the Male-Female Roles and Relationships Based on the Family System
Yoshiko WADAAkemi IRIE
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1996 Volume 3 Issue 1 Pages 43-52

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An opinion survey was taken to determine what young Japanese college women in Hokkaido thought of (1)The division of household labor according to sex, (2)The importance of psychological as well as physical self-reliance in daily family life, (3)Male-female as well as adult-child respect for the individuality of others in the family. Discussion about (1)The meaning of democracy within the family, and (2)How to nurture family bonds of togetherness was presented. Conclusions were drawn about (1)Helping to form a more tolerant society by beginning at home, and (2)The importance of being able to do so, from a global perspective on the role Japan has to play in the world community.

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