Change in value orientations of Turkish youth from 1989 to 1995

Cileli M.

JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY, vol.134, no.3, pp.297-305, 2000 (SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 134 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00223980009600869
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.297-305
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


The purpose of this study was to investigate the changes in value orientations of Turkish youth from 1989 to 1995 and to see how changes in Turkish society affected the value orientations of Turkish youth. The Rokeach Value Survey (RVS; M. Rokeach, 1973) was administered in Ankara to 289 young people in 1989, to 318 young people in 1992, and to 397 young people in 1995. Results indicated that the value orientations of the Turkish youth in 1989 underwent major changes that were manifested in 1992, toward a more competitive and individualistic orientation. Similar characteristics were reflected in the value priorities of the young people in 1995, which indicates that values are modified to fit the changes the society experiences.