FINNISH HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AND THE PRIDE EXPERIENCE / SUOMALAISET LUKIOLAISET JA KOKEMUS YLPEYDESTÄ

Matthew Etherington

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This research examined the emotion pride from a small sample of twenty Finnish high school students. The school students were interviewed to explore their perceptions of pride as an essential emotion for success at school and later life. The interviews revealed personal achievements, having a 'tough skin,' taking responsibility, displaying humility, and being strategic in life as more important than self-pride. The results indicate the teenagers are committed to traditional cultural values of family, achievement, humility, and resilience. This study is important for discussions regarding culture, self-esteem, motivation, ambition, work ethic and emotions. 

 

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pride, emotions, Finland, teenagers, culture, high school

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