English title: The structural organization of human values - evidence from the European Social Survey (ESS) - updated

Author(s): Wolfgang Bilsky - Michael Janik -

Language: English

Type: Report, working paper

Year: 2010


We analyzed data of Schwartz's Portrait Values Questionnaire (PVQ) available from the ESS by means of multidimensional scaling, applying theory-based starting configurations. Using data from the first three ESS-rounds does not only allow for comparisons between countries but also for comparisons of structural stability over time. The vast majority of our analyses corroborate Schwartz's (1992) structural model. This finding suggests that his theoretical approach is a conceptually and empirically appropriate and sound basis for cross-cultural research.

Edition: 0

Institution: Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster

Number of pages: 89

Number: 34

Series: Berichte aus der Arbeitseinheit Differentielle Psychologie und Persönlichkeitspsychologie

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