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ERIC Number: EJ748512
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-1060-9393
The Labor Values of Young People
Khlopova, T. V.; Ozernikova, T. G.
Russian Education and Society, v46 n10 p79-90 Oct 2004
This article reports the labor values of young people. The problem of the transformation of labor values occupies a special place in the transition economy of Russia. In this article, the authors look at labor values as an element of the motivation mechanism. Furthermore, the authors examine the the term "motivation" in its content sense and functional sense. As they characterize labor motivation in its content aspect it is necessary to look at the essence and interconnection of the complex of internal and external motivating forces that make up the subjective process of the shaping of motives to work. In their opinion, the basic elements of the structure of the subject's consciousness, elements that are included in processes of perception of stimuli and the formation of motives, are the subject's needs, interests, and values. Moreover, what is of greatest interest in this article is their study of the characteristics of labor values of young people, both those that are working and those that are going to school. They state that, when it comes to the motivation for professional and personal self-realization, young people view their future work as a means of developing their abilities and talents in a particular sphere of professional activity, as a means of realizing themselves and receiving recognition in society. In conclusion, the study of the value orientations, preferences, and priorities of young people in the sphere of labor make it possible to understand the direction and content of the labor involvement of the younger generation and, in the long run, to determine the extent to which its members are involved in society, and young people's acknowledgment of the labor values that are significant to society. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Russia