Are Teens Really Lazy & Greedy? – Yahoo! News
By Tia Ghose
Teenagers nowadays show a greater desire for nice things, but they don’t want to work hard for the money to purchase such goods, new research suggests.The findings, published today May 1 in the journal Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, may resonate with all the adults who say “kids these days” feel more entitled than past generations.”Compared to previous generations, recent high-school graduates are more likely to want lots of money and nice things, but less likely to say they’re willing to work hard to earn them,” said study author Jean Twenge, a psychologist at San Diego State University, in statement. “That type of ‘fantasy gap’ is consistent with other studies showing a generational increase in narcissism and entitlement.”
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