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Consequences of Post-Materialism

Eklund, Felicia LU (2013) STVK02 20122
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Post-Materialism is a theory introduced in the 1970's. Post-Materialism is set of values that is stated to have changed, foremost in industrial countries. This shift in values is predicted to lead to changes in attitudes, actions and the social structure, because those who prioritize Post-Materialist values are suggested to think and identify themselves differently. In this thesis, changes in environmental concern, political participation and gender equality are tested. In addition to this, a modern but controversial extension to the theory is tested, being consumption, to see if Post-Material values have any influence on the way the public consumes. Statistical method is used to see changes over time. The results show that... (More)
Post-Materialism is a theory introduced in the 1970's. Post-Materialism is set of values that is stated to have changed, foremost in industrial countries. This shift in values is predicted to lead to changes in attitudes, actions and the social structure, because those who prioritize Post-Materialist values are suggested to think and identify themselves differently. In this thesis, changes in environmental concern, political participation and gender equality are tested. In addition to this, a modern but controversial extension to the theory is tested, being consumption, to see if Post-Material values have any influence on the way the public consumes. Statistical method is used to see changes over time. The results show that Post-Materialism does not seem to lead to more concern for the environment or new ways of consumption. Political action and gender equality on the other hand seems to have a connection to Post-Materialism, although they are both in decline in some of the most Post-Materialist countries. (Less)
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author
Eklund, Felicia LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
Testing Predicted Changes and an Extension to the Theory of Post-Materialism
course
STVK02 20122
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Post-Materialism, political participation, concern for the environment, gender equality, consumption
language
English
id
3357837
date added to LUP
2013-02-19 14:27:12
date last changed
2013-02-19 14:27:12
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  abstract     = {Post-Materialism is a theory introduced in the 1970's. Post-Materialism is set of values that is stated to have changed, foremost in industrial countries. This shift in values is predicted to lead to changes in attitudes, actions and the social structure, because those who prioritize Post-Materialist values are suggested to think and identify themselves differently. In this thesis, changes in environmental concern, political participation and gender equality are tested. In addition to this, a modern but controversial extension to the theory is tested, being consumption, to see if Post-Material values have any influence on the way the public consumes. Statistical method is used to see changes over time. The results show that Post-Materialism does not seem to lead to more concern for the environment or new ways of consumption. Political action and gender equality on the other hand seems to have a connection to Post-Materialism, although they are both in decline in some of the most Post-Materialist countries.},
  author       = {Eklund, Felicia},
  keyword      = {Post-Materialism,political participation,concern for the environment,gender equality,consumption},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Consequences of Post-Materialism},
  year         = {2013},
}