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DOI

10.14221/ajte.1985v10n1.5

Abstract

To the psychologist interested in cross-cultural studies and higher education in general, and college students more specifically, attitudes and belief systems can be seen as being fundamental in order to appreciate and understand any person, subculture or society. "Attitudes" denote the way in which people "feel" about aspects of the world in which they live, and "beliefs" the way they "think" about them. These terms are. of course, hypothetical constructs - as is "personality" under which they are subsumed. How such variables are defined, the theoretical traditions on which they are based, and the conceptualisations of personality which is adopted particularly complicates cross-cultural, psychological research and interpretation. This paper explores a possible approach.

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10.14221/ajte.1985v10n1.5