Multilevel mediation analysis (Study 1). Unstandardized coefficients are shown. All the individual-level predictors were centered on the community mean. All the community-level predictors were centered on the grand mean. The mediator, participation in collective activities, was centered on the grand mean, and then decomposed into the two levels as latent variables.
Uchida, Y., Takemura, K., Fukushima, S., Saizen, I., Kawamura, Y., Hitokoto, H., Koizumi, N., & Yoshikawa, S. (2019). Farming cultivates a community-level shared culture through collective activities: Examining contextual effects with multilevel analyses. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 116, 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1037/pspa0000138
Moderation by relational mobility on the association between need for uniqueness (NFU) and life outcomes. Within-region regression coefficient (b) of NFU on relationship satisfaction plotted against regional average score of willingness to broaden network. Linear regression lines are presented. CG = Chugoku; HD = Hokkaido; HR = Hokuriku; KS = Kansai; KT = Kanto; NKS = North Kyushu; SK = Shikoku; SKS = South Kyushu; TH = Tohoku; TK = Tokai; TS = Tosan.
Takemura, K. (2014). Being different leads to being connected: On the adaptive function of uniqueness in "open" societies. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 45, 1579-1593. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022022114548684
Results of the multilevel analysis: Independent self-construal as a function of logged annual household income. In the graph, the three solid lines are regression lines for the effect of individual-level income on independent self-construal at three levels of provincial income (average household income at the province level). The dotted line is the regression line for the relationship between province-level income and independent self-construal.
Takemura, K., Hamamura, T., Guan, Y., & Suzuki, S. (2016). Contextual effect of wealth on independence: An examination through regional differences in China. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, Article 384. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00384
A plot depicting the number of new Facebook/Mixi friends met on Facebook/Mixi (log-transformed) by self-expression motivation. A constant of one was added before logging because the log of zero was undefined.
Takemura, K., & Suzuki, S. (2017). Self-expression and relationship formation in high relational mobility environments: A study of dual users of American and Japanese social networking sites. International Journal of Psychology, 52, 251–255. https://doi.org/10.1002/ijop.12208
2009 Hokkaido University, Ph.D.
2008-2009 University of California, Santa Barbara, Visiting Student
2007-2008 University of British Columbia, Visiting Student
2004 Hokkaido University, M.A.
2002 Hokkaido University, B.A.
2021-present Professor, Department of Social Systems, Faculty of Economics, Shiga University, Japan
2014-2020 Associate Professor, Department of Social Systems, Faculty of Economics, Shiga University, Japan
2011-2014 Program-Specific Assistant Professor, Center for Research in Business Administration, Graduate School of Management, Kyoto University, Japan
2010-2011 Postdoctoral Fellow (Program-Specific Researcher), Kokoro Research Center, Kyoto University, Japan
2009-2010 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Canada
2009 Educational Staff, Kokoro Research Center, Kyoto University, Japan
2005-2007 Research Fellow, The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Japan
Fellowships & Grants
2018-2021 Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
2017-2018 Research grant, Center for Risk Research, Shiga University
2017-2018 Fund for Academic Research, Faculty of Economics, Shiga University
2015-2016 Research grant, Research Center for Sustainability and Environment, Shiga University
2014-2016 Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
2011-2013 Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
2009-2010 Canadian Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships, The Government of Canada
2009-2010 Research grant, The Foundation for the Fusion of Science and Technology
2009 Kyosei no Jinbungaku Travel Grant, Graduate School of Letters, Hokkaido University
2008-2009 Research grant, The Clark Foundation
2008 Research grant, Support Program for Improving Graduate School Education
2007-2008 Research grant, The Matsushita International Foundation
2007-2008 Quinn Exchange Fellowship, Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia
2007 Overseas Travel Grant for Graduate Student Conference Presentations, The Japanese Society of Social Psychology
2005-2007 Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Fellows, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
2005-2007 Research fellowship, The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Awards & Honors
2015 Encouragement Prize, the Agricultural Extension Research Society of Japan
2014 Outstanding Presentation Award, the Japanese Psychological Association
2012 Distinguished Presentation Award (English Session), the Japanese Group Dynamics Association
2011 Travel Award, The 15th Experimental Social Sciences Conference in Japan
2007 Special Mention for the SPSS Research Award, SPSS Inc.
2006 Honorable Mention for the Otto Klineberg Intercultural and International Relations Award, the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues
2003 JSSP Young Researcher's Scholarship, the Japanese Society of Social Psychology