Changing Values in the Context of Generational Approach in the Kazakhstan

  •  Abdikakimov Mukhtar    


The article examines the changing values—individualism, and collectivism in Kazakhstan in the context ofgenerational difference. In the years since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Kazakhstan has experiencedwide-reaching and ongoing social changes. Within this space, identity formation and reformation has been apreeminent process for individuals. Results indicate that both of the modernist and individualistic valuespredominate in current Kazakhstani society, more pervasive especially among young generation. In Kazakhstanisociety, which is still based on traditional values and codes of behavior, formation of a new value system in thetransition to a market economy is complicated and controversial, particularly for the older generation.

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