ERIC Number: ED390453
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Creative Values and Self-Image: Values Inventory and Study of Student Responses.
Giles, Gerald L.
Creative Values and Self-Image is a credit developmental studies course offered at Utah's Salt Lake Community College to help students assess their own values and self-image, learn and understand related theories and research, understand the relationship between their own values and self-image as they relate to goal setting, and apply the theories and research to their personal lives. At the beginning and end of the course, students complete a values and self-image appraisal inventory, rating the importance of statements related to the following 10 values: aesthetics, or the appreciation of beauty; self-control; creativity; family relationships; humanity, or tolerance; physical well-being; renown, or being well-known and liked; social skills; spirituality; and wealth. Major topics covered in the course include the workings of the brain, positive personal affirmations, goal setting, creation of a life philosophy, and analyses of the 10 values in the inventory. To determine the effect of the course on students' values, results from the beginning and ending term inventories were analyzed for 9 males and 26 females in winter 1995. The analysis indicated that females showed a significant increase in all of the values except for social skills, while males showed a significant increase only in the social skills area. Data tables and the values inventory are appended. (TGI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Salt Lake Community Coll., UT.