Generative and Values in Different Periods of Adulthood



The study examined the relationship of generative and value orientations in early, middle and late adulthood (23–32 years, 34–41 years and 44–57 years). It is based on 133 respondents (67 men and 66 women). It was revealed that the generative orientation and frequency of generative actions is strongly integrated with value orientations in the period of early adulthood. The value of “kindness” is associated with generative orientations in all periods of adulthood. It is shown that the characteristics associated with the generative value orientations in all periods of adulthood.

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Keywords: generative, value orientation, early adulthood, middle adulthood, late adulthood

Journal rubric: Developmental Psychology

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Polyakova M.K. Generative and Values in Different Periods of Adulthood. Vestnik of Saint Petersburg University. Psychology, 2017. Vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 81–90. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Maria K. Polyakova, Postgraduate Student, St. Petersburg State University, St.Petersburg, Russia, e-mail:



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