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ERIC Number: ED310843
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Apr-30
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
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The Growth of Values: Who Is Admired and Why?
Neimark, Edith D.; And Others
This study examined the kinds of people students admire and the criteria for their admiration. Large numbers of fourth and fifth graders and college students wrote brief essays in which they named individuals they admired and gave their reasons for naming the individuals. The following year, children in grades 2-6 in several schools wrote about the person or persons they most admired and the reasons for their admiration. Many children wrote about admiration of an entertainer or sports figure. Their justification for the nomination often focused on the skill and competence of the individual. For example, many girls admired Debby Gibson because she writes her own songs and has achieved success in her teens. More commonly, children admired one or both parents or a relative or teacher. The admiration of parents and other relatives and friends persisted in college students, and their justification shifted from what the parent did for the child to the admirable qualities of the parent. (RJC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A