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PS26A-09-112

Factors affecting Japanese teenagers' aspiration for human coexistence: focusing on experiences at their home and school

[Speaker] Esumi, Shuko:1
1:University of Tsukuba (Japan)

This study examined the factors affecting Japanese teenagers' aspiration for human coexistence. The participants comprised 1095 teenagers.First, consequent to a principal component analysis on items asking about attitude regarding realization of a "coexistence society (CS)," the following two components were indicated: "positive attitude about creating a livable community for both people with disabilities and foreigners" and "positive attitude about creating a livable community for either people with disabilities or foreigners."Second, I conducted multiple regression analyses. The following five aspects were assigned to the independent variable: basic attributes, experiences at their home (e.g., caring for the elderly or families with disabilities), experiences at their schools (e.g., close friendships with peers having disabilities and/or foreigners), and awareness of the word CS. The results revealed that having close relationships with people having disabilities or knowing the word CS fomented a positive attitude about creating a livable community for people with disabilities.
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