Certain socio-economic characteristics as a reflection of family goal values

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Carrie Elizabeth Holcomb (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Madeleine Street

Abstract: In a constantly changing world there is a need for identifying values that underlie human motivation and are a basis for making decisions in changing situations. As Margaret Liston stated at the Conference on Values and Decision-Making in Home Management at Michigan State University in July 1955, there is a real need for home economists to co-operate with researchers in basic fields of knowledge such as sociology, psychology and physiology in learning how to work with families in relation to values.1 Although human expressions of goals are aver changing, perhaps fundamental values do not change. If values do change, the process is extremely slow and varies with the individual or each group. In a speech at the same conference at Michigan State University, Dr. William McKee stated "that there is a growing concern about the relationship of values to various areas of human endeavor and thought."2 McKee also noted the emphasis that Clyde Kluckhohn has placed on the value problem as the most significant intellectual problem of our times.3

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Language: English
Date: 1959
Families $x Economic aspects
Goal (Psychology)
Social values $z United States

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