If you thought Gen X was the slacker generation, check out Gen Y.
A new study implicates the Millennials as the least likely to want to work hard - by their own admission.
In a survey of high school seniors taken every year since 1976, members of the Gen Y generation (born between 1982 and 1999) agreed that they "don't want to work hard" 39 percent of the time. In the mid-1970s, they agreed 25 percent of the time, and in the late-80s (Gen X) they agreed 30 percent of the time.
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The Millennials appear to be slightly less materialistic than their predecessors, however: monetary greed peaked in the late '80s.
Still, there is a "growing disconnect between their willingness to do the work to pay for these things," study author Jean Twenge, who is also the author of "Generation Me: Why Today's Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled - and More Miserable Than Ever Before," told Today.
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