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ERIC Number: ED230137
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Lifestyles & Values of College Students: Classes of 1980 through 1985.
Blai, Boris, Jr.
The values and desired lifestyles of college freshmen from the classes of 1980 through 1985 are examined, based on University of Michigan survey results. The following goals were rated by the freshmen: a good marriage and family life, strong friendships, finding purpose and meaning in life, finding steady work, achieving work success, making a contribution to society, having lots of money, and being a community leader. Specific job characteristics, national problems, views on governance and institutions, and recommended actions for social change were also evaluated. Findings include the following: about 77 percent ranked a good marriage and family life as their primary life goal; about 68 percent valued strong friendship; finding purpose and meaning in life was ranked third, finding steady work was ranked fourth, and being successful in work was ranked fifth; about 23 percent considered making a contribution to society to be extremely important; only 1 in 6 in the class of 1983 considered it extremely important to have lots of money, while only 1 in 10 rated being a community leader as extremely important. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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