International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Collegians, Their Perceptions and Values: a Brazil and China Comparative Study
Marilia Pontes Sposito, Marilena Nakano

This is a quantitative sampling research held within the scope of the Brazil-China Agreement. It compares the Brazilian college youth with the Chinese, in the 17 to 24 year-old age bracket. The data was obtained in 2012, by means of a same questionnaire in both countries. The paper will privilege the data related to values and visions about the best and the worst aspects of being a youngster. It will analyze the differences between young men and women. There will also be some reflections about the research conduction process. With regard to the results, the peculiarities of each group are being identified. Notwithstanding the singularities observed between the youths of each society, it can be observed that there are some transverse points of contact that allow us to go ahead in drawing up the contemporary juvenile condition, incorporating the differences of genders as a fundamental aspect.

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