Departmental Bulletin Paper 大学生における座席位置と相互独立─ 協調的自己観の関係
Relationship between Seating Position and the Independent and Interdependent Construal of Self in Undergraduates

豊田, 弘司  ,  井上, 紗智  ,  多根井, 重晴

66 ( 1 )  , pp.23 - 30 , 2017-11-30 , 奈良教育大学
The present study was carried out to examine the relationship between choice of seating position and independent and interdependent construal of self. Undergraduates were asked to choose a seat in 3 contexts: one of 12 seats located around the square desk in a party situation; one of 5 seats in front of the interviewers in an oral examination situation; and one of 5 seats arranged with 2 opposite the other 3 in a debate situation. Subscale scores for independent and interdependent construal of self were compared among participants who selected each seating position. In the party situation, although few participants chose the seat located at the top of the table, assertiveness subscale scores for those who did were higher than for those who chose the other 11 seating positions. There were no differences in scores according to the seat chosen in the oral examination situation. Participants who chose the seat on the right-hand side of the 3-seat row in the debate situation had lower assertiveness scores than those who chose another position. These results were interpreted as showing the possibility of assessing individual differences by focusing on seating position in some situations.

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