A Person's Image of Himself and His Relation to the Environment
: METZING, ANŠELKA (87082) Assistants
Type of research: basic Duration from: 01/01/91. to 12/31/95. Papers on project (total): 4
Institution name: Pedagoki fakultet, Osijek (122) Department/Institute: - Address: L.Jaegera 9 City: 31000 - Osijek, Croatia
Phone: 385 (0)31 125199
Fax: 385 (0)31 126 757
Summary: The image that a person has of himself is fundamental to
his understanding of himself and the relation between him and the
environment. The intercultural project which is carried out in the Republic
of Croatia and the Republic of Slovenia should show the levels of personal
image and its content's differences or similaritaties. The aim is to
estimate whether there is a link between a person's image and his
understanding of the social and moral problems. The study was conducted on
a sample of 100 young people, aged from 18 to 24. The sample was
standardized according to the moderator variables and subjects' school
background. The study instruments consist of an interview about subjects'
maturity concept, the interpretation of the dilemmas' stories and the James
Rest questionnaire about the moral opinions. The results should help us to
understand the developmental pictures of persons living in different
cultures, and at the theoretical level it should contribute to our
understanding of the concept of universal cognitive, moral and social
development expressed in the levels and the empirical verification of R.
Oerter's theory of implicit antrophology. The study is outlined according
to the paradigms of Bronfenbrenner's Human Development Ecology.
Keywords: image of oneself, intercultural research, moral judgements, social cognition, interview,
Research goals: This research has the following aims: 1. To estimate
whether the subjects differ with regard to the ranking level and the
description of the image content about a person's self in two different
cultures (Croatia and Slovenia). 2. To estimate whether there is a link
between a person's image of himself and his moral judgements. The
achievement of these aims makes it possible to understand personal image
development in different cultures and to contribute at the theoretical
level to the theory of implicit anthropology.
COOPERATION - INSTITUTIONS
Name of institution
: Oddelek za psihologijo , Filozofska
fakulteta Type of institution: University/Faculty City: Ljubljana, Slovenija
Name of institution
: Universitat Munchen ,
LehrstuhlEntwicklungspsychologie und Padagogische Psychologie Type of institution: University/Faculty City: Munchen, Deutchland Other information about the project.