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Formation of desired values: the role of parents

Yusof, Selamah and Mohd Amin, Ruzita and Haneef, Mohamed Aslam and Md. Noon, Hazizan (2002) Formation of desired values: the role of parents. International Journal of Social Economics, 29 (6). pp. 468-479. ISSN 0306-8293

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Abstract

This study investigates the values of teenagers and their parents, and the influence parents have on the values of their children. Values are categorized into terminal and instrumental values. Different from previous works on values, the measurement of both these values is based on al-Ghazali's works in line with Islamic ethics. In addition, this study also determines the "oughtness" of both categories of values. The results reveal that overall, both teenagers and parents had good instrumental and terminal values. However, there were differences in the terminal values of teenagers and parents across ethnic groups. The analysis also shows that teenagers shared similar terminal and instrumental values as their parents, implying that parents had a significant influence on the development of their children's values. Thus parents play an important role in transmitting good values to their children in resisting negative influences.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 301/3326
Uncontrolled Keywords: Religion; values; Young people; Students; Malaysia
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics > BJ1188 Religious ethics
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics > BJ1725 Ethics of social groups, classes, etc. Professional ethics
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > H95 Juvenile works
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory > HB201 Value. Utility
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM1106 Interpersonal relations. Social behavior
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > HQ503 The family. Marriage. Home
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Economics
Depositing User: Dr Selamah Abdullah Yusof
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2011 16:58
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2015 12:06
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/3326

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