ERIC Number: ED061541
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Differences in Value Patterns Among Sixth, Eighth, and Eleven Grade Students.
Quist, David H.
Using a specially designed, 96 item, Likert-type inventory based on Prince's Differential Values Inventory, this study explores the values of sixth, eighth, and eleventh graders to determine whether and which differences exist. Both traditional values (puritan morality, the work-success ethic, individualism, and future time orientation) and emergent values (sociability, relativistic morality, conformity, and present time orientation) were measured. In general, the data shows that, as students move up the educational ladder from grade six to grade eleven, certain values appear to change or be modified. When comparisons are made between opposite scales, students are seen to become: 1) more individualistic and less conformistic; 2) less concerned with absolutes in right and wrong; and 3) less future time oriented and more present time oriented. (TL)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: Worcester State Coll., MA.
Identifiers: Prince Differential Values Inventory
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, Illinois, April 3-7, 1972