Impact of Socio-Economic and Cultural Changes on the Personality Development of Adolescents

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IMPACT OF SOCIO-ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL CHANGES ON THE PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT OF ADOLESCENTS

INTRODUCTION

1. The enormous socio-economic and cultural changes coupled with technological revolution have unfolded an urgency to address issues pertaining to grooming up of young personalities beyond the usual concerns of discipline and education in Bangladesh. This is because of the remarkable changes being marked in all the strata of the socio-economic system owing to the first moving cultural transformation and globalization. Social changes may be defined as the significant alteration of social structures (patterns of action and interaction) including consequences and manifestations of such structures embodied in norms, values, cultural
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SOCIO-ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL SPECTRUM OF THE SOCIETY

Concept of Values and Value System

7. Values. Value is a concept that describes the beliefs of an individual or culture. Values are considered subjective and vary across people and cultures. Types of values include ethical/moral values, doctrinal/ideological (political, religious) values, social values, aesthetic values etc.

8. Moral Values. Moral values are held to be right or wrong or desirable or undesirable. Morality is sometimes described as 'innate' in humans. But in the scientific view a capacity for morality is genetically determined in us, but the set of moral values is acquired through example, teaching, and imprinting from parents and society. Different cultures have very different moral values. Moral values, along with traditions, laws, behaviour patterns, and beliefs are the defining features of a culture.

9. Cultural Values. Groups or societies have some general values that are largely shared by their members. These values identify those objects, conditions or characteristics that all members consider important and valuable. In the US, values normally include material comfort, wealth, competition and individualism. Cultural values of a society can often be identified by noting which people receive honour or respect. In the US, for example, professional athletes are more highly honoured than college professors, because their society values physical activity

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