Japanese term "Yori - Dokoro (what you depend on) " and Heinz Kohut's theory of Selfobject internalization, Narcissistic Vulnerability, attachment, and ego-identity.

[Speaker] Shirai, Daisuke:1
1:middle school's counselling room (Japan)

A term "Yori-dokoro" has history of at least 1400 years in Japanese language: it means something that you depend on or rely on. In major Japanese-English dictionaries, there are various translation for this term like "base" (cf / the basis for one's judgement), "support" (cf / The Bible was his greatest support throughout his life), "authority", or "foundation." To understand Japanese culture, understanding the term "Yori-dokoro" is inevitable.
I constructed a new personality inventory "Yori-dokoro" scale by means of factor analysis based on Promax rotation (research participants: high school students in Japan, age 16-18, 87 male and 115 female, in Nov 2013). However the correlations between "Yori-dokoro" scale and "Narcissistic vulnerability" scale (Kamiji, 2002) turned out to be positive (.308 to .553: 1%), which may lead the hypothesis that ones who have to be conscious about "Yori-dokoro" can be the ones who has narcissistic vulnerability or are under stress.
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