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Associative Meanings of Identities

  • David R. Heise
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Abstract

Twenty principal components represent confluences of meaning in associative responses to identity words. Three components represent the institutional domain of economy: Occupations, Business Establishments, and Food Services. The domain of family is represented by two components named Extended Family and Children. A Religion component represents the religion domain. Four components relate to the polity: Rulers, Politics, Nationalism, and Military. The domains of law, education, and medicine each is represented by a principal component named the same as the domain. A Sports component corresponds to a sport institutional domain. An arts domain is reflected in three components: Entertainment, Art Worlds, and Fantasy Worlds. Additionally one principal component of word association data reflects Gender and another Non-Kin Relationships.

Keywords

Institutional domains Word association Gender Principal components 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • David R. Heise
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  1. 1.Indiana University BloomingtonBloomingtonUSA

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