Die Messung von Werten mit dem “Portraits Value Questionnaire”

English title: The Measurement of Values with the "Portraits Value Questionnaire"

Author(s): Peter Schmidt - Sebastian Bamberg - Eldad Davidov - Johannes Herrmann - Shalom H. Schwartz -

Language: German

Type: Journal article

Year: 2007

Abstract

In this study we use two samples (N = 321, N = 395) to validate a 40-item German version of the "Portraits Value Questionnaire" (PVQ). The PVQ is an instrument newly developed by Shalom Schwartz to test his theory on basic human values. The 40-item PVQ is conceptually different from the "Schwartz Value Survey" (SVS), which has been so far the applied standard instrument. The new instrument is especially suitable for respondents with low to medium levels of education. Our results validate the postulated Schwartz value theory. A comparison with the SVS supports convergent and discriminant validity of the ten values measured by the PVQ. Statistical relations found between the value types and two external variables support the construct validity of the PVQ. A confirmatory factor analysis does not confirm the postulated number of values, since only nine instead of ten values are empirically identified. An external validation with data from the representative European Social Survey 2003 in Germany and a confirmatory factor analysis (with only 21 items) confirm the Schwartz values scale; however, four value types have to be unified. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)

Volume: 38

Issue: 4

From page no: 261

To page no: 275

Refereed: Yes

DOI: 10.1024/0044-3514.38.4.261

Journal: Zeitschrift für Sozialpsychologie

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