Alltagsstruktur und Schulleistung : Eine Untersuchung zur Sozialisation von deutschen und japanischen Jugendlichen
This essay compares the structures of adolescents’ daily lives in Germany and Japan. A survey was used in each country, using questionnaires for eighth grade students in four schools with different academic achievement levels. The lives of German students are structured by various activities influenced by subcultures or social status, whereas school-related activities dominate and homogenize the daily lives of Japanese students. Cultural differences in correlation patterns between structures of daily lives and scholastic achievement are related to culturally sanctioned behavior and views of adolescence.