Value Preferences of University Students as Predictors of Life Goals


Caliskan H., Sapmaz F. , Uzunkol E.

SOCIAL INDICATORS RESEARCH, vol.124, pp.111-125, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 124
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11205-014-0778-4
  • Title of Journal : SOCIAL INDICATORS RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.111-125

Abstract

The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between value preferences and life goals, and find out to what extent values preferences predict life goals. The study consisted of 273 university students. A Schwartz Value Survey was conducted to determine the value preferences of the participants, and a Life Goals Scale was used to measure their purposes in life. Multi Regression Analysis was used to determine the predictive power of value preferences regarding life goals. According to the regression coefficients (beta), values of safety, benevolence and conformity positively predict intrinsic life goals. However, only values of power and hedonism positively predict extrinsic life goals. It was found that values of safety, benevolence and conformity positively predict intrinsic life goals at a significant level. Similarly, values of power and hedonism positively predict extrinsic life goals at a significant level.