Advisor

Frederic H. Chino

Date of Award

1980

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Sociology

Department

Sociology

Physical Description

1 online resource (158 p.)

Subjects

Japanese Americans -- Oregon -- Portland Metropolitan Area, Acculturation -- Oregon -- Portland Metropolitan Area

DOI

10.15760/etd.3094

Abstract

Past research shows that Japanese Americans have been successful occupationally, financially and educationally. This thesis examines factors leading to this success. It is generally argued that the greater the congruence between minority and majority value systems, the less likely conflict would be generated in the minority group's acculturation. There appear to be two opposed aspects in the acculturation of the Japanese Americans, relinquishment or retention of traditional Japanese values. Also important is the degree to which Japanese Americans identify themselves as American, or Japanese, or some mixture. This thesis focuses on the following questions: What types of values have been relinquished or retained? If some are retained and others relinquished, are those that are retained congruent with the American value system and those relinquished incongruent? What intergenerational and intragenerational differences are observable in the pattern of retention/relinquishment of traditional Japanese values? To what extent does ethnic identity affect success?

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Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/18062

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