Values and psychological well-being among adolescents – are some values ‘healthier’ than others?

Agnieszka Bojanowska , Konrad Piotrowski


We 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.
Author Agnieszka Bojanowska (Wydział Zamiejscowy w Poznaniu)
Agnieszka Bojanowska,,
- Wydział Zamiejscowy w Poznaniu
, Konrad Piotrowski (Wydział Zamiejscowy w Poznaniu)
Konrad Piotrowski,,
- Wydział Zamiejscowy w Poznaniu
Journal seriesEuropean Journal of Developmental Psychology, ISSN 1740-5629, (N/A 70 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets0.7
Keywords in EnglishValues; well-being; adolescents
ASJC Classification3204 Developmental and Educational Psychology; 3207 Social Psychology
Languageen angielski
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Score (nominal)70
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Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 0.826; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 1.208 (2) - 2017=2.094 (5)
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