English title: Value Orientations as Factors of Social Trust, Political Participation and Life Satisfaction

Author(s): Jozef Výrost - Michal Kentoš - Denisa Fedáková -

Language: English

Type: Journal article

Year: 2007


The current paper presents results based on European Social Survey Round 2 data. Sample consist of respondents from 24 countries; N= 45 681 (aged 15 – 100; M= 45,25). Several scales were used to meet the aim of the study: Schwartz´ s Portrait Value Questionnaire (PVQ), Social Trust Scale (STS), Trust in Institutions Scale (TIS), Political Participation Scale (PPS), Satisfaction with life in general scale. Participants were divided into 4 quadrants according to their PVQ scores on the dimensions openness to change vs. conservation and self-enhancement vs. self-transcendence. Results indicates that participants with self-transcendence orientation scored significantly higher in Social Trust Scale (perceived honesty, objectivity, consistency, competence, and fairness in relationships between individuals), Trust in Social Institutions Scale (from national to international institutions), and also in Political Participation Scale. These participants perceived their life more satisfactory, too.

Volume: 49

Issue: 4

From page no: 283

To page no: 294

Refereed: Yes


Journal: Studia Psychologica (Bratislava)

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