The purpose of study was to discover socioeconomic position of a student population, and their reactions and attitudes in the times of intensive societal transformation. It is quantitative study of value orientations, attitudes, life perspectives and orientations, and activity of the most educated part of youth in Slovenia. The broader significance of research is argued through the position of students, who live in postadolecent period, which represent the most typical form of contemporary youth. The experiences of today youth could be used as predictor of future social, cultural and political movements in society. That's why the research seeks to explain the reasons and forms of youth cultural activity, social and political protests and alternative movements.