An examination of personal values in middle childhood and how they relate to aspects of wellbeing and social behaviours

Trish Collins

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Abstract

This thesis focuses on children's values and their associations with wellbeing in an Australian primary school context. Across three studies, children's values (i.e., broad motivational goals) were found to have similar structure, and to function in similar ways to those of adults, based on data from a new animated values instrument. It showed that values relate systematically to self-esteem, subjective-wellbeing and social behaviours in middle childhood, and that perceived social support from parents, teachers, classmates and friends, do not fully mediate these relations. This thesis contributes to knowledge about children's values and how they relate to wellbeing.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Thesis sponsors
Award date18 Jun 2020
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2020

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