最早期記憶と対人信頼感との関係について A study of the relationship between the earliest recollection and interpersonal trust
The purpose of the present study was to construct a reliable and valid psychological scale of interpersonal trust, and examine the relationship between interpersonal trust and the earliest recollection (ER). In Study 1, high school and college students, 538 in all, filled a questionnaire, and a l7-item Interpersonal Trust Scale (ITS) was constructed. The scale had high internal consistency and test-retest reliability. In Study 2, data from 523 high school and college students showed meaningful correlations between ITS and several conceptually-related personality scales, suggesting its validity. In Study 3, the relationship between the ITS score and ER was examined with the data of 488 college undergraduates, who gave answers to an open-ended questionnaire. The result showed that students with high ITS scores remembered significantly more positive feelings and less negative feelings for their ER than those with low ITS scores. It was also found that interpersonal trust was related to feelings attached to human figures in ER.
性格心理学研究 3(1), 27-36, 1995