Axiological Typology in an International Religious Youth Organization: The Case of Bnei Akiva

By Erik H. Cohen

Sage Publications, inc., 2009

This study examines the value structure of members of a religious youth movement that has chapters around the world. A preliminary typology of values is developed based on an empirical case study of the international Jewish youth movement, Bnei Akiva. Using multidimensional tools, a structure of the values held by respondents is portrayed. Differences in emphases and relationship to the structure of values by 13 national subpopulations are compared. The results of this case study have implications for other educational settings struggling with the postmodern paradox of adapting to a global culture while imparting specific national, religious and ethnic values.

Topic: Youth, Sociology, Orthodox Judaism, Youth Groups, Values

Name of Publication: Current Sociology

Volume/Issue: Vol. 57/No. 1

Page Number(s): 89-111

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Genre: Scholarly Journal

Coverage: World

Language: English

Copyright Holder: International Sociological Association

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Bibliographic Information:
Cohen, Erik H. Axiological Typology in an International Religious Youth Organization: The Case of Bnei Akiva. Current Sociology. Sage Publications, inc.. 2009: 89-111. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4811


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