パーソナル・スペースの基礎的研究(Ⅰ) [in Japanese] A Basic Study of Personal Space [in Japanese]
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The hypothesis that personal space invasion produce arousal was investigated in a laboratory experiment by the way of rating scale. Male and female university students were assigned to standing and moving subject. The standing position of the moving subject was randomly assigned to one of 16 levels of interpersonal distance. At each interpersonal distance both standing and moving subjects evaluated the degree that he or she felt uncomfortable as others (moving subject) physically approached another. Moving subjects approached standing subject from 4 angles (e.g., front, right side, left side, and back). The results of the present study support the find that females maintain closer interpersonal distance than male.
- Waseda studies in human sciences
Waseda studies in human sciences 第1巻(第1号), 23-29, 1988