International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy

Volume 13 Num. 2 - June 2013


Sex and cohort as sources of differentiation of values in postmodern society.

Volume 13 Num. 2 - June 2013 - Pages 243-253


Laura Yag?e L?pez , Ana Isabel S?nchez Rodr?guez , Adelia de Miguel Negredo , Inmaculada G?mez Becerra


The aim of this study was to analyze sex and cohort differences in ranking-emphasis on values measured using the Rokeach Value Survey in two groups of 122 adult and 150 young participants. Results indicate differences between cohorts in two-thirds of the final values and half of the instrumental values, and sex differences in seven final values and four instrumental values, showing a change in relevant values mostly in females. The results are discussed from the perspective of socio-cultural change that has taken place in Spain in the last decades and from the perspective of change in values ​​in postmodern western society.

Key words:

instrumental values, final values, change in values, sex differences, cohort differences

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