|Title||Cross-cultural evidence of value structures and priorities in childhood|
We broaden the developmental focus of the theory of universals in basic human values (Schwartz, 1992) by presenting supportive evidence on children’s values from six countries: Germany, Italy, Poland, Bulgaria, the USA, and New Zealand. 3,088 7-11-year-old children completed the Picture-Based Value Survey for Children (PBVS-C, Döring et al., 2010). Grade 5 children also completed the Portrait Values Questionnaire (PVQ, Schwartz, 2003). Findings reveal that the broad value structures, sex-differences in value priorities, and pan-cultural value hierarchies typical of adults have already taken form at this early age. We discuss the conceptual implications of these findings for the new field of children’s basic values by embedding them in the recent developmental literature.
|Keywords||children’s values, value structures, value priorities, value hierarchies, middle childhood|
|Journal||British Journal of Psychology|
|Journal citation||106, pp. 675-699|
|Accepted author manuscript|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.1111/bjop.12116|
|Published||12 Jan 2015|