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International Journal of Family and Home Science, Vol.14 (1) (Jan.-April, 2018) (11-21)

Assessment of Value System of Adolescents

*Ishina Bagga and **Sarita Saini

*Ph.D. Scholar
Department of Human Development and Family Studies
Punjab Agricultural University
Ludhiana-14004, Punjab, India.
 
**Associate Professor
Department of Human Development and Family Studies
Punjab Agricultural University
Ludhiana-141004, Punjab, India.

Abstract

 

Values are the guiding principles for a person’s actions and are the basis for all his decisions, behaviours and goals in life. The present study was carried out with the aim to understand the contemporary value system of adolescents. The sample of the study comprised of 100 adolescents (50 boys and 50 girls) in the age range of 16 to 18 years, selected from two schools of Ludhiana city. Personal Values Questionnaire (PVQ) developed by Sherry and Verma (1971) was used to assess the value system of adolescents. The results of the study revealed that majority of adolescents had very low or low religious value (71%) and average or below average in social (86%), knowledge (86%), power (76%), family prestige (71%) as well as health (83%) values. However, they were average or above average in democratic (74%) and aesthetic (72%) values and high or very high in economic (74%) and hedonistic values (81%). Further, it was found that adolescent girls had higher social and aesthetic values than boys, whereas, boys were more hedonistic and power oriented and had greater value for knowledge as compared to girls. 

 

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