- 青年心理学研究 (ISSN:09153349)
- vol.31, no.1, pp.45-53, 2019-09-09 (Released:2019-10-13)
This study aimed to examine the influence of sense of trust in self and other persons on oneʼs view of Japanese society among university students. Two hundred twenty-two students answered the questionnaire. Covariance structure analysis revealed that “distrust” positively influenced “negative evaluations of selfish and self-righteous people” among the subscales of oneʼs view of society. “Trust for self” positively influenced “positive evaluations of a peaceful and affluent life,” and “trust for others” positively influenced “negative evaluations of selfish and self-righteous people” and “respect for efforts.” It was revealed that the higher trust in self and others was, the more positive oneʼs view on society was. However, the higher the trust in others was, the more criticisms of people and mass media and anxiety about the future were suggested. Future tasks are as follows: (a) to investigate various participants, (b) to clarify the role of sense of trust in the formation process of oneʼs view of society, and (c) to examine the factors, other than trust, that are related to oneʼs view of society.