Examining the consistency and coherence of values in young children using a new animated values instrument

Collins, P.R., Lee, J.A., Sneddon, J.N. and Döring, A.K. 2017. Examining the consistency and coherence of values in young children using a new animated values instrument. Personality and Individual Differences. 104, pp. 279-285. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2016.08.024

TitleExamining the consistency and coherence of values in young children using a new animated values instrument
AuthorsCollins, P.R., Lee, J.A., Sneddon, J.N. and Döring, A.K.
Abstract

The existence and formation of values across the lifespan has been of particular interest to psychology researchers for decades. In this study we examine the consistency and coherence of values in early childhood using a new animated instrument - the AVI (Animated Values Instrument). Based on Schwartz's circular values structure the AVI is a multi-sensory instrument designed to enhance young children's understanding of each value. We present evidence from a sample of 329 five to twelve year-olds that shows children, as young as five, make consistent choices about their own values. Results show that consistency of choice is high for the majority of children across all age groups and complete consistency of choice in almost all older children. We also demonstrate coherence in the circular structure of values in young children at the sample and individual level for the first time. The discussion outlines new directions for future research on the development of values in young children.

JournalPersonality and Individual Differences
Journal citation104, pp. 279-285
ISSN0191-8869
Year2017
PublisherElsevier
Accepted author manuscriptManuscript_Animated Values Instrument.pdf
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1016/j.paid.2016.08.024
Publication dates
Published online24 Aug 2016
Published in printJan 2017
Published24 Aug 2016
LicenseCC BY-NC-ND 4.0

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