Personal value systems concern people’s own judgments about the capacity of human beings to enable the best possible living for themselves. Social value systems concern people’s perceptions about other’s judgments concerning the capacity of entities to enable the best possible living. Personal and social value systems are both intrapsychic structures which can influence people’s attitudinal and behavioral decisions. Cultural value orientations are the prevailing values emphasized in a society that express the cultural ideals, that is, shared concepts of what is good and desirable. The present study intends to identify which value systems are of importance for nowadays students: personal, social or cultural. The study involved 104 participants and the instruments measured youngsters’ orientation towards personal (individualistic) or socio-cultural (collectivistic) value systems. The results are more or less surprising but at the same time they imply the necessity to continue studying the value systems transformation during the academic training.
Key words: collectivistic, individualistic, personal, socio-cultural, value system