Success and Anomie: A Study of the Effect of Goals on Anomie

@inproceedings{Agnew1979SuccessAA,
  title={Success and Anomie: A Study of the Effect of Goals on Anomie},
  author={Robert Agnew},
  year={1979}
}
  • Robert Agnew
  • Published 1979
  • Sociology
  • Most studies of subjective anomie assume that all individuals have the same goals, and they explain anomie in terms of differences in the means to achieve goals. This paper examines the effect of variations in the goal of success on anomie. Data are from a Harris survey of 3,001 adults in the continental United States. A multiple regression of anomie on success orientation, plus six social status variables, revealed that success orientation has a significant positive effect on anomie and that… CONTINUE READING

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