著者
Tadasu OYAMA
出版者
Japan Ergonomics Society
雑誌
The Japanese Journal of Ergonomics (ISSN:05494974)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.21, no.2, pp.57-64, 1985-04-15 (Released:2010-03-11)
参考文献数
22
被引用文献数
7 5
著者
Tadasu Oyama Eiko Osaka Akiko Kamada Yoshiko Motoki Chiyo Onzuka
出版者
The Japanese Psychonomic Society
雑誌
基礎心理学研究 (ISSN:02877651)
巻号頁・発行日
pp.38.1, (Released:2019-06-21)
参考文献数
12

Initials of first names of men and women were compared across different countries (Japan, USA, Germany, and South Korea) and different periods (Japanese adults in 2006, and college students in 2008 and 2017). Results suggested a trend in which the letters, “J,” “R,” and “T” are more popular in men than in women, and that “A,” “C,” “E,” and “M” are more popular in women than in men, whereas popular first names differ among countries and change across periods even within the same country (Japan). The phonetic sounds of the initials popular for men give a “hard” impression, and those of the initials popular with women are perceived as “soft.”