Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2017, 65, 1823-1832
Published online 2017-12-07

The Values and Attitudes of Young People

Eva Abramuszkinová Pavlíková1, Michaela Šmídová2

1Department of Law and Social Sciences, Faculty of Business and Economics, Mendel University in Brno, Zemědělská 1, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic
2Centre for Higher Education Studies, U Dvou srpů 2/2024, 150 00 Praha 5, Czech Republic

This contribution presents the research conducted at Charles University in Prague in comparison with the Mendel University in Brno. The focus is on selected aspects of values which might correspond to future job market success and also presupposed value differences of students. This innovative approach is trying to show the characteristics of young students reflecting their values, socialization and attitudes. The main aim is to analyze the differences in these two student bodies’ samples with the focus on values and attitudes of future managers and business experts. The questions under focus include topics such as 1. Are students different in values because they study different field of study or are they very similar because they belong to the same age cohort? 2. Is the group of economic students homogeneous or are there big differences in value orientation? 3. Can we use this knowledge to improve educational management and prepare students successfully for their future careers? The results showed that the students of the FBE in Brno are less liberal in comparison with students of the FH from Prague. These students come from families with similar level of educational background of parents but their opinion on ideal society, where they would like to live in, is different. It seems that economic students are more diversified as there are gender differences regarding the ideal society image.


This paper was supported by The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, Prague, Czech Republic: LD – COST CZ, project: LD15065 titled Gender dimension of active ageing implementation in the Czech private and public sector in comparison with western countries.


14 live references