Linking Values and Attitudes
I went to the Mountain Plains Management Conferences and listened to Jerry Geisler. He has done an incredible amount of research on linking values, attitudes and behavior. He made a few points that I thought were interesting during his presentation. Some of his research has concluded that the presence of a father in the home predicts success to the whole family rather than if the family has an education. I think that is somewhat true. I have a lot of friends that have come from a broken home and they seem lost and confused about what to do with their future. He has also studied the differences in the terminal and instrumental values between men and women. I thought that this was very interesting. Women and men have pretty much the same values when it comes to their families, but somewhat different values when it comes to worldly issues.