HUMAN FLOURISHING: VALUES AND VIRTUES

dc.contributor.advisorLin, Jingen_US
dc.contributor.advisorKlees, Stevenen_US
dc.contributor.authorChung, Eun Aeen_US
dc.contributor.departmentEducation Policy, and Leadershipen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.date.accessioned2023-10-06T05:53:12Z
dc.date.available2023-10-06T05:53:12Z
dc.date.issued2023en_US
dc.description.abstractIn the quest to understand what human flourishing is, while ancient philosophers have all pointed to virtues as a vital component, today, they have been notably left out of the conversation. The purpose of this study is to explore the possible ways the virtues of Justice, Humanity and Transcendence could be potentially understood through the analysis of individuals’ values. The variations of these understandings are examined by country and world regions. Furthermore, to provide more context, the study seeks to determine the relationships between these virtues and individual sociodemographic factors, such as sex, education level and socioeconomic status, as well as country level factors, such as GDP per capita, the average years of schooling at the country level, and gender inequality. Finally, the study also examines the relationship between the virtues and subjective well-being (happiness and life satisfaction), which is claimed to be an important component of human flourishing. In doing so, the overarching goal of this research is to contribute to the growing dialogue on human flourishing and make a case for how human flourishing could be understood in various ways, depending on individual values and context. This exploratory quantitative research study highlights patterns and trends of values in relation to the three virtues as well as exceptions. Furthermore, the findings of the study show the importance of acknowledging differing definitions of human flourishing as well as including context and environment of individuals when discussing an important topic as human flourishing.en_US
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/dspace/bhjj-nivf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/30803
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledEducational sociologyen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledSocial researchen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledHuman Flourishingen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledMultilevel Modelingen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledQuantitativeen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledValuesen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledVirtuesen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledWellbeingen_US
dc.titleHUMAN FLOURISHING: VALUES AND VIRTUESen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US

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