The Protestent work ethic and hedonism among Kyrgyz, Turkish and Australian college students

Bozkurt, Veysel, Bayram, Nuran, Furnham, Adrian, and Dawes, Glenn (2010) The Protestent work ethic and hedonism among Kyrgyz, Turkish and Australian college students. Društvena Istraživanja (Journal of General Social Sciences), 19 (4-5). pp. 749-769.

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This paper is based on a cross-cultural research study comparing the Protestant work ethic (PWE) values of three groups of university students from post- -industrialized Australia, newly industrialized Turkey and relatively under-developed pre-industrial Kyrgyzstan. The outcomes of this research indicate that PWE endorsement is higher in less developed countries such as Kyrgyzstan followed by relatively developed countries like Turkey and then post-industrial Australia. Additionally, this research shows that the influence of leisure oriented-hedonist culture increases in highly developed societies like Australia. At the same time the PWE is increasingly evident in developing countries like Turkey and especially Kyrgyzstan through an extension of modern/industrial civilization as a form of moral justification for their current social-economic conditions.

Item ID: 16939
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1330-0288
Keywords: protestant work ethic, hedonism, kyrgyzstan, turkey, australia
Date Deposited: 15 May 2011 04:54
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education @ 10%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160809 Sociology of Education @ 70%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160803 Race and Ethnic Relations @ 20%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930102 Learner and Learning Processes @ 50%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939908 Workforce Transition and Employment @ 50%
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