London Metropolitan University Research Institutes

Young people's perception of the competitive and the non-competitive person in a society in social transition

Author(s) Márta Fülöp  
Publisher CiCe Publications  
Year 2002  
Editor Future Citizens in Europe Ed. Alistair Ross  
Language English  
Age group -  
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.

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