- 横浜国立大学教育紀要 (ISSN:05135656)
- vol.36, pp.173-196, 1996-11
Empirical studies regarding the romantic love among the junior high school students are rare, limited to sex attitude and sexual behaviour and not to the affection nor to the awareness of romantic love. Moreover there is no study of the junior high school teachers' view of romantic love of their students. This report is part of a larger research regarding romantic love of the junior high school students. It presents the initial finding of affection, attitudes, bonding style, desires, reality and wishes of romantic love among the students. The first survey is interview conducted to 6 teachers, focused on their view of the romantic love of their students. Based on the results, the questionnaire for the second survey were prepared. In the second survey, the questionnaire were administered to 699 junior high school students. Results show that the junior high school students are aware enough that generally the romantic love of couples of their age aren't associated with the sex behaviour nor marriage, but in contrast to this awareness, personally, they wish to get married and realize the sexual desire as their longing for the romantic love is intense. Results demonstrate the gap between the general common sense and the personal wishes of the students. Next junior high school teachers view their students romantic love as non lasting, while students wish to live with, get married to and perpetuate the steady relation with the loving partner. This fact is unrecognized by their teachers. Third, the junior high school students romantic love is mostly one-sided. Fourth, as far as romantic love is concerned, boys of this age are less active than girls.