Analysis of Fuzzy Cluster for Mental Health

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Recently, there are many Japanese citizens living abroad in Asia, including developing countries. However, not many studies have been conducted regarding their mental health. The purpose of this study was to see what kinds of stress people experience when living abroad. Japanese workers living abroad, including some who are married to foreign nationals, and their families were asked seven questions in a survey, and they provided answers to questions in agreement with the intent and purpose of this study. Morphological analysis of the results and category classification by word class was carried out. This category was arranged by word classes. Additionally, the tendencies of responses were categorized according to the KJ method. In response to the question, "Do you have any trouble because of cultural differences?" these responses were classified according to common features. A fuzzy cluster analysis was carried out based on this information. Meaningful clusters were obtained by fuzzy cluster analysis. Differences in the values of stress and family culture can best be described by fuzzy cluster analysis.

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  • IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems

    IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems E97.D(7), 1923-1926, 2014

    The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers

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