Utami, Margaretha Sih Setija and Parmitasari, Damaisia Linggarjati Novi (2018) DO AGE AND SEX PREDICT LIFE VALUES OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS? In: The 9th Asian Association of Indigenous and Cultural Psychology Conference 2018, 25-27 July 2018, Sabah, Malaysia. (Unpublished)


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The background of the research is that there are two common senses about young generations. First, the new generation has different value comparing to the previous generation. Second, there are different values between male and female students because of their gender roles. The purposes of the research were to study the correlation between age and the life values and to study the comparison the life values based on sex. The research Method: the research was conducted in February 2018 when the undergraduate students met their academic counselors to plan their academic activities during the new semester. The participants were 498 undergraduate students of Psychology Faculty of Soegijapraata Catholic University, Semarang, Indonesia. They consisted of 131 (26.3%) male students and 367 (73.7%) female students. The range of their age was 17-29 year old. A life value scale modified from Life Values Inventory that developed by Brown and Crace (1996) was given to the students. The scale measured 12 life values. They were value of creativity, concern for the environment, concern for the multicultural life, achievement, financial prosperity, independency, scientific understanding, loyalty to family and group, humility, being loved, and doing sport. The results showed that from 12 life values, only value of creativity and value of loyalty to family or group has significant correlation with the age of the students (r = 0.128; p = 0.005 and r=-0.119; p = 0.012). It showed that the older students had higher life value on creativity than the younger students, but they had lower value of the loyalty to family or group. Besides that the result showed that five of the 12 life values were different based on sex. They were value of creativity (t= 4.130; p = 0.000, Mean of Male Students= 3.778 Mean of Female Students = 3.529); value of scientific understanding (t =2.640; p=0.009; Mean M= 3.757; Mean F= 3.613); value of loyalty to family and group (t= -2.038; p=0.042; Mean M= 3.792 Mean F= 3.924); value of humility (t=3.460; p=0.001; Mean M= 3.431; Mean F= 3.182); and value of sport (t= 4.633; p=0.000; Mean Male= 3.214 Mean Female= 2.732) The conclusion were the results of the research showed that the commonsense about the values of creativity and royalty of the young generation are not always true. The younger generation in this research had lower score on the life value of creativity and higher score on the life value of loyalty to family or group. Besides that, the results of the research showed that there was no difference between the scores of seven of the life values of male and those of female students. But, the male students had higher scores on four the life values than the female students. They were value of creativity, scientific understanding, humility, and sport. The female students had higher score on value of loyalty to family and group. Key words: life values, age, sex of undergraduate students

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Subjects: 100 Philosophy and Psychology > 150 Psychology > General Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Psychology
Depositing User: Ms M. Sih Setija Utami
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2019 00:27
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2019 00:27

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