|Editor||Future Citizens in Europe Ed. Alistair Ross|
The main aim of this study is to show how Hungarian adolescents, living a society undergoing such rapid transition, perceive the competitive and the non-competitive person, and to discover what characteristics they attribute to them. What is their prototypical picture of these two groups of people? We were also interested in adolescents' self-perception in terms of competitiveness. Do their views differ by gender, family background or schooling? These last two are predictors of an adolescent's chances of future success in enrolling in higher education and getting a good job, and consequently might influence their perception of and attitude towards competitive and non-competitive people.