Generation Y: Definition, Characteristics & Personality Traits


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When is the Generation Y birth period?

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1. People from Generation Y are known as the ____.

2. Instead of being work oriented like their parents, Generation Y members are ____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your knowledge of the age group referred to as Generation Y by taking advantage of these handy educational assets. Our interactive quiz will gauge your knowledge of Gen Y's shared values and behaviors, as well as what differentiates them from previous generations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This worksheet and quiz combo set reviews:

  • Who qualifies to be part of Generation Y
  • Technology familiar to this group
  • Difference between Gen Y and their parents

Skills Practiced

Use these skills when working with the worksheet and quiz:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related psychology lesson
  • Knowledge application - use what you've learned to identify other names by which Generation Y is known
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the differences between Gen Y and older generations in a different light

Additional Learning

The lesson titled Generation Y: Definition, Characteristics & Personality Traits will prepare you to:

  • List values and attitudes shared by Gen Y individuals
  • Discuss the contradiction of Gen Y wanting both to be part of a team and singularly successful
  • Describe the more negative characteristics associated with the 'Peter Pan Generation'