Values orientation of contemporary Chinese college students and its changes

Wang Peng


Throughout the latter thirty years, values orientation of Chinese college students has generally tended towards the following trajectory: the core of values has changed from a collective to an individual standard; a previously homogeneous values orientation became diversified; it changed from idealism to realism; from predictability to mobility. This article examines the factors that led to this change in values of college students and offers some countermeasures for higher education institutions to help forming and guide values orientation of their students.


China. Higher education. College students. Collective values. Educational reform

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