Value systems in state and church schools

N. T. Feather

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    Senior boys from two secondary schools (State and Church) and a group of ministers completed Rokeach's Value Survey. Within each school one group of boys ranked their own values; the other group ranked the school values. The ministers ranked the values in terms of Christian education. There were differences between the schools in the relative importance assigned to particular values and differences within each school between own values and school values. Thus, both schools were seen as emphasizing values involving achievement, control, and maturity more than the students did them‐selves, but the students placed more emphasis on values concerned with affiliative relationships, an absence of conflict and ill‐feeling, and a flexible, adventurous, and self‐reliant stance towards the world. The ministers ranked religious values as high and materialist values as low. There were marked similarities in average value systems between students in relation both to their rankings of own values and their rankings of school values. 1970 Australian Psychological Society

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)299-313
    Number of pages15
    JournalAustralian Journal of Psychology
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 1970


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