Wertorientierungen bei Kindern im Vorschulalter - Eine explorative Studie mittels eines verbalen Selbstauskunftsverfahrens

English title: Value Orientations in Preschool Children – An Exploratory Study via Verbal Self-Reports

Author(s): Markus Vogelbacher -

Language: German

Type: Journal article

Year: 2015


During the last decade the focus of empirical research on value orientation has been extended to childhood. However, current research investigates schoolchildren as the youngest informants. Nevertheless, findings from developmental psychology suggest that even younger children could already hold value orientations. The article investigates, if preschool children already show consistent structures of value orientation. The inquiry was conducted via self-reports, the exploratory analysis includes multidimensional scaling and exploratory factor analysis. The findings are compared with the findings from structural analysis for adolescents and adults. For the children a two-dimensional structuring of values into individualistic and collectivistic is found. This structure and the differences to the value structure of adolescents and adults are discussed against a developmental psychological background.

Volume: 35

Issue: 4

From page no: 396

To page no: 416

Refereed: Yes

DOI: 10.3262/ZSE1504396

Journal: ZSE Zeitschrift für Soziologie der Erziehung und Sozialisation

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