Sustainability Report 2019;
Masaki YUKI, Professor, Faculty of Humanities and Human Sciences /Center for Experimental Research in Social Sciences
Professor Masaki YUKI and collaborators from 18 countries have conducted a psychology survey of 16,939 people in 39 countries/regions around the world and drawn the following conclusion: (1) Relational mobility is high in the North American and European countries, Oceania, Central and South
America, while it is low in Asia and the Middle East. (2) People in societies with high relational mobility voluntarily help other people and are more actively involved in interpersonal relations. (3) Regions with harsh natural/social surroundings and that employ a food production system requiring mutual cooperation, such as rice cultivation, tend to have lower relational mobility. The results of the research will serve as a useful reference for education and business in contemporary societies with mobile interpersonal relations.
Countries and regions in red reported higher levels of relational mobility, while those in blue reported lower levels. (Thomson R. et al., Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America,