Life purposes of Iranian secondary school students

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Hedayati , N , Kuusisto , E , Gholami , K & Tirri , K 2017 , ' Life purposes of Iranian secondary school students ' , Journal of Moral Education , vol. 46 , no. 3 , pp. 283-294 . https://doi.org/10.1080/03057240.2017.1350148

Title: Life purposes of Iranian secondary school students
Author: Hedayati, Nasibeh; Kuusisto, Elina; Gholami, Khalil; Tirri, Kirsi
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Department of Education
University of Helsinki, Department of Education
University of Helsinki, The University of Kurdistan, Kurdistan, Iran
University of Helsinki, Department of Education
Date: 2017
Language: eng
Number of pages: 12
Belongs to series: Journal of Moral Education
ISSN: 0305-7240
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/299678
Abstract: This article examines Iranian secondary students' (N=336) life purposes. Economic and hedonistic life goals were the most valued. Relationships in terms of having a family and children were also appreciated. In the students' views, religiousness was associated with social goals such as helping others in need and volunteering in the community. Gender differences in students' life goals occurred only in aesthetic goals, which applied more to girls than to boys. K-Cluster analysis identified four purpose profiles: self-oriented dabblers, beyond-the-self (BTS) dreamers, self-oriented life goal pursuers and purposeful youth. The dominant profile among the youth was self-oriented life goal pursuer (37%). The study validated Damon's conceptual work on purpose profiles in a previously unstudied cultural context.
Subject: Purpose in life
students
secondary school
purposefulness
Iran
YOUTH
HAPPINESS
PERSPECTIVES
PERCEPTIONS
ASPIRATIONS
FINNISH
HEALTH
FAMILY
ISLAM
516 Educational sciences
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