Values and psychological well-being among adolescents – are some values ‘healthier’ than others?
Agnieszka Bojanowska , Konrad Piotrowski
AbstractWe analyzed links between psychological well-being (PWB: autonomy, environmental mastery, personal growth, relationships, purpose, self-acceptance) and values among 147 adolescents. Values corresponded with PWB: Openness to change correlated positively with Autonomy and negatively with Purpose in Life; Self-enhancement negatively with Environmental Mastery, Personal Growth and Positive Relationships; Self-transcendence positively with Personal Growth and Positive Relationships; Conservation negatively with Autonomy, but positively with Purpose in Life. We identified four value clusters: ‘Young wolves’ (strong openness and self-enhancement) experienced stronger autonomy but a lower positive relationships; ‘Post-materialists’ (openness and self-transcendence), experienced stronger autonomy and positive relationships; ‘spiritual traditionalists’ (conservation and self-transcendence), had higher sense of personal growth and positive relationships; and the ‘undecided’ (no dominating value set) experienced lower autonomy and personal-growth.
|Journal series||European Journal of Developmental Psychology, ISSN 1740-5629, (N/A 70 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.7|
|Keywords in English||Values; well-being; adolescents|
|Publication indicators||: 2016 = 0.826; : 2017 = 1.208 (2) - 2017=2.094 (5)|
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