Dimensionality of modernity in Singapore among Chinese adolescents

Agnes Chang Shook Cheong, George Cooney, Millicent Poole, Jacqueline Goodnow

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    Abstract

    The present study examined the relationships between aspects of individual modernity among Chinese adolescents in Singapore aged fifteen years (N = 250, M = 122, F = 128). The Aspects chosen are those seen by Inkeles (1969), changes that occur in a country’s modernization as being required in order to cope with the various need for achievement, efficient time-management, future-planning and autonomous decisionmaking. While there is strong interdependence among achievement motivation, future-planning and time-management of both genders, autonomy emerges as a separate dimension.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)19-24
    Number of pages6
    JournalSingapore Journal of Education
    Volume10
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1989

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