Linking Academic Entitlement with Work Values, Work Ethics, and Post-graduate Job Entitlement
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This thesis study examined the relationships of academic entitlement (AE) with work values, work ethics, and post-graduation job entitlement. The sample consisted of 664 undergraduate students from Texas State University. AE was found to have a negative, significant correlation with having high: moral ethics; belief in centrality of work; belief in not wasting time and taking responsibility for one’s actions; actively managing time and staying productive; and intrinsic work values. AE was also found to have a positive correlation with more leisure time, higher beliefs in job entitlement after graduation, and extrinsic work values. Mediation analysis found that intrinsic work values partially mediate the effects between AE and work ethic factors centrality of work and belief in not wasting time and taking responsibility for one’s actions. In addition, intrinsic work values fully mediated the effects between AE and beliefs in actively managing time and staying productive.