Author

Misako Ohkuma

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

1986

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Speech

First Advisor

Harold L. Widveg

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the response across two selected cultures toward particular concepts in Christian messages. This research attempted to investigate if there was any difference between Japanese and American students studying at universities in the United States in the response to some words carrying Christian concepts. This study used the semantic differential technique to measure the intensity of response that individuals have toward the concepts. The following null hypotheses relative to Christian concepts were tested for this study: 1. There is no difference in response to the concept "Prayer" between Japanese and American students. 2. There is no difference in response to the concept "Eternal life" between Japanese and American students. 3. There is no difference in response to the concept "God's love" between Japanese and American students. 4. There is no difference in response to the concept "Man's sin" between Japanese and American students. 5. There is no difference in response to the concept "God's word" between Japanese and American students. 6. There is no difference in response to the concept "Faith" between Japanese and American students. 7. There is no difference in response to the concept "God's forgiveness" between Japanese and American students. 8. There is no difference in response to the concept "Savior for our sins" between Japanese and American students. 9. There is no difference in response to the concept "God's plan for your life" between Japanese and American students. 10. There is no difference in response to the concept "Separation from God" between Japanese and American students.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Christianity -- Terminology -- Content analysis
Content analysis (Communication)
Japanese students -- Religion
Communication -- Religious aspects -- Christianity

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

96

Publisher

South Dakota State University

Rights

No Copyright - United State
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