On the content and structure of values: Universals or methodological artefacts? : Paper presented at the Fifth International Conference on Logic and Methodology, October 3-6, 2000. Cologne, Germany

Shalom Schwartz developed and continuously refined a comprehensive theory on the structure of values. Building on Guttman's facet approach, the theory specifies a set of dynamic relations among values by referring to mutual compatibilities and conflicts in the pursuit of the motivational concer...

Authors: Bilsky, Wolfgang
Koch, Mareike
Division/Institute:FB 07: Psychologie und Sportwissenschaft
Document types:Working paper
Media types:Text
Publication date:2000
Date of publication on miami:24.07.2019
Modification date:06.03.2020
Series:Berichte aus der Arbeitseinheit Differentielle Psychologie und Persönlichkeitspsychologie, Bd. 22
Edition statement:[Electronic ed.]
Subjects:value structure; value assessment; ‘Ways to Live’; ‘Kilman Insight Test’; ‘Personal Values Questionnaire’; multidimensional scaling
DDC Subject:150: Psychologie
License:InC 1.0
Language:English
Notes:Berichte aus dem Psychologischen Institut IV
Format:PDF document
URN:urn:nbn:de:hbz:6-94129601881
Permalink:http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:hbz:6-94129601881
Digital documents:bericht_bpi-iv_2000_22.pdf

Shalom Schwartz developed and continuously refined a comprehensive theory on the structure of values. Building on Guttman's facet approach, the theory specifies a set of dynamic relations among values by referring to mutual compatibilities and conflicts in the pursuit of the motivational concerns that they express. In addition, he summarized these dynamic relations in terms of a two-dimensional bipolar structure. We tried to replicate this structure in our study. Other than Schwartz, however, we did not use the 'Schwartz Value Survey' for this purpose. Instead, we applied a short version of Morris' 'Ways to Live', the 'Kilmann Insight Test', and McClelland's 'Personal Values Questionnaire'. Data were analyzed by means of nonmetric multidimensional scaling. Results show that many though not all features of the Schwartz values model could be replicated.