Positive value change during college : Normative trends and individual differences

  title={Positive value change during college : Normative trends and individual differences},
  author={Kennon M Sheldon},
Do college students move towards ‘‘healthier values’’ over the college years? I examined this question using Kasser and Ryan’s (1993, 1996, 2001) distinction between intrinsic (community, intimacy, and growth) and extrinsic (money, popularity, and appearance) values. Graduating seniors evidenced large shifts away from extrinsic values, and to some extent shifts towards intrinsic values, compared to their freshman year scores. Those who evidenced greater intrinsic value shifts also reported… CONTINUE READING

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