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Identifying and measuring 'Australian values'

Journal Article


Abstract


  • This article criticizes the "values" component of the proposed Australian citizenship test. A comparison is made with

    Rokeach's values and with existing Australian School Values (from DEST) and the author identifies a set of "Real Aussie

    Values" that in his view represent normative Australian beliefs about how our citizens should behave. He argues,

    however, that it should be an unconstitutional restriction of free speech (which includes freedom of beliefs) to require

    prospective citizens to endorse values and that ideal Australian values can only be acquired by voluntary socialization.

Publication Date


  • 2007

Citation


  • Rossiter, J. R. (2007). Identifying and measuring 'Australian values'. Australasian Marketing Journal, 15 (1), 7-13.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-77954305628

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/commpapers/2988

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 7

End Page


  • 13

Volume


  • 15

Issue


  • 1

Abstract


  • This article criticizes the "values" component of the proposed Australian citizenship test. A comparison is made with

    Rokeach's values and with existing Australian School Values (from DEST) and the author identifies a set of "Real Aussie

    Values" that in his view represent normative Australian beliefs about how our citizens should behave. He argues,

    however, that it should be an unconstitutional restriction of free speech (which includes freedom of beliefs) to require

    prospective citizens to endorse values and that ideal Australian values can only be acquired by voluntary socialization.

Publication Date


  • 2007

Citation


  • Rossiter, J. R. (2007). Identifying and measuring 'Australian values'. Australasian Marketing Journal, 15 (1), 7-13.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-77954305628

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/commpapers/2988

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 7

End Page


  • 13

Volume


  • 15

Issue


  • 1