「お守り」をもつことの機能 : 贈与者と被贈与者の関係に注目して  [in Japanese] The function of having a "lucky charm" : The relationships between donor and recipient  [in Japanese]

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Author(s)

    • 荒川 歩 ARAKAWA Ayumu
    • 立命館大学人間科学研究所:(現)名古屋大学大学院法学研究科 Institute of Human Sciences, Ritsumeikan University

Abstract

We investigated why people own lucky charms. One hundred ninety-eight students answered our questionnaire. The results showed that ownership of lucky charms is not entirely related to the desire to connect to a transcendental power; people have lucky charms because they have received them as gifts from family and friends; family and friends give lucky charms when they cannot provide other forms of support directly; the gift of a charm is usually from an older person to a younger person; the relationship between the donor and the recipient affects the type of charm given. These results suggest that donors may give lucky charms to allay their anxiety, and that lucky charms act as a reminder of the donor's support of the recipient in times of trouble.

Journal

  • Japanese Journal of Social Psychology

    Japanese Journal of Social Psychology 22(1), 85-97, 2006

    The Japanese Society of Social Psychology

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    110004798371
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AN10049127
  • Text Lang
    JPN
  • ISSN
    0916-1503
  • NDL Article ID
    8074620
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZE1(社会・労働--社会科学・社会思想・社会学)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z6-2798
  • Data Source
    NDL  NII-ELS  J-STAGE 
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