RESEARCH ON PREFERENCES FOR LIFE VALUES IN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS AND SELECTED SAMPLES OF THE ADULT POPULATION BASED ON THE ORIGINAL ELECTRONIC APPLICATION IN 2016-2017
University of Hradec Králové (CZECH REPUBLIC)
About this paper:
Conference name: 10th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 16-18 November, 2017
Location: Seville, Spain
Abstract:The article deals with the research on the quality of life in the area of preferences for life values and the degree of life satisfaction. The survey was conducted in 419 respondents among university students and selected samples of population in the period of younger and older adulthood throughout the years 2016-2017. The data was obtained on the basis of a newly created electronic application of the SEIQoL method. In the period of young adulthood the most frequently chosen value was the family (53% of respondents). In older adulthood the first and second positions are shared by the home and family values (48.0%). The results show that the respondents in older adulthood on average expect higher fulfilment of the values (by 3.2%), and in fact they are also more satisfied with their life (by 1.1%) than the respondents in the period of young adulthood. Representatives of all three surveyed fields of study (FM - Financial Management, IM+AI - Information Management and Applied Informatics and MCR - Management of Tourism) unanimously prefer values of family, education and friendship in the first three positions. Students of FM have the highest expected degree of satisfaction of all the surveyed groups (75.4%). They are closely followed by students of MCR while IT students of IM+AI have the lowest expectation (70.6%). The research has confirmed the preference for classical traditional life values even in today´s modern world.
Keywords: Quality of life, system of values, internet application, degree of life satisfaction.