Young people don’t seem to care about anyone but themselves, a new study reports.
Millennials, also known as the generation born after 1982, tend to favor money, fame and self-image over innate values like self-acceptance, affiliation, and community, according to a study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
“The results generally support the ‘Generation Me’ view of generational differences rather than the ‘Generation We,’” the study writes.
The study is called “Generational Differences in Young Adults’ Life Goals, Concern for Others, and Civic Orientation.” It compares the traits of baby boomers and Gen Xers when they were younger to the traits of those young people currently in high school or entering college.
In 1971, college students ranked being rich as No. 8 among their life goals; however, since 1989, they have placed it as their first objective. Read the rest of this entry »