|Budget Amount *help
¥2,100,000 (Direct Cost: ¥2,100,000)
Fiscal Year 2002: ¥500,000 (Direct Cost: ¥500,000)
Fiscal Year 2001: ¥1,600,000 (Direct Cost: ¥1,600,000)
This study is aimed, through the research on the youth, who entered high schools in Okinawa Prefecture in 1994, and on whose school experiences and career awareness I researched as a member of a survey project at the time when they were high school students, for grasping their career differentiation and their awareness accompanying it. The work of the study was composed of (1) statistical survey, (2) interview, and (3) theoretical studies.
In (1), I distributed questionnaires in the 2001 fiscal year, and collected answered questionnaires and do the primary analysis on them in the first half of the 2002 fiscal year. In (2), I had interviews with the youth, selected from the respondents of the (1) survey, categorized on their academic background and their current occupations, which among many knowledges procured through the (1) survey. In (3), by reading works of Giddens, A., a Sociologist in UK, I acquired a new -for me- analytical point of view; how are 'self-identities' of the youth, objects of this research, constructed against the background of the age of 'late modernity'? What meanings does the locality of 'Okinawa' take in their self-identity in relation to the context of the advance of globalization in this age?
In the report of this study, I wrote mainly on the result of (1), developing the primary analysis. I presented there the below knowledges obtained through the research; What self images do they have? What conceptions do they have with regards to their job life? How do they look on how they are currently situated? What do they think of 'Okinawa'? What are their 'self-identities' inferred from these knowledges? What differences do they assume by gender, and by the differentiated careers?