Traditional Chinese values are the core and soul of traditional Chinese culture, the ideological ideas and moral norms formed by the Chinese nation in the long-term historical development, and they are also the ideological source of socialist core values. Adolescents shoulder the historical mission of realizing the great national rejuvenation, and it is urgent to strengthen the identification of traditional Chinese values among adolescents. This paper clarifies the scientific connotation of traditional Chinese values identification, identifies its value from macro and micro perspectives, and constructs the mechanism of adolescents’ traditional Chinese values identification based on social identity theory, in which social categorization is the prerequisite, social comparison is the central, and positive distinctiveness is the guarantee. Three dimensions – rational perceptions, emotional resonance, externalized practice – could be explored as the practice path to strengthen the traditional Chinese values identification among adolescents.
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