A Typological Approach to the Psychological Study of Chinese and Japanese American College Males1


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    The collection of the data used in this study was partially supported by the Center for Research and Development in Higher Education at the University of California, Berkeley, under United States Office of Education Contract No. OE-6–10-106.


A typology formed from scores on the School and College Ability Test, Strong Vocational Interest Blank, and the Omnibus Personality Inventory was applied to 104 Chinese and 50 Japanese American males to identify certain homogeneous subgroups and their resultant psychological characteristics. Chinese and Japanese American males tended to concentrate in certain groups and exhibit unique characteristics that seem explicable in terms of their cultural background and historical experience in America. In addition, our results seem to indicate that Asian Americans are experiencing more stress than their Caucasian counterparts.