Assessment of children’s value structures and value preferences: Testing and expanding the limits

Bilsky, W., Döring, A.K., van Beeck, F., Schmitz, J., Rose, I., Aryus, K., Drögekamp, L. and Sindermann, J. 2013. Assessment of children’s value structures and value preferences: Testing and expanding the limits. Swiss Journal of Psychology. 72 (2), pp. 123-136. doi:10.1024/1421-0185/a000106

TitleAssessment of children’s value structures and value preferences: Testing and expanding the limits
AuthorsBilsky, W., Döring, A.K., van Beeck, F., Schmitz, J., Rose, I., Aryus, K., Drögekamp, L. and Sindermann, J.
Abstract

Contrary to those of adults and adolescents, children’s value structures and value preferences have rarely been investigated. This paper bridges this gap by building on Schwartz’s (1992) value theory. We present two studies: one in which children from Germany, Portugal, and Chile, aged 10 to 12 years, completed the Portrait Values Questionnaire (Schwartz et al., 2001); and one in which children from Germany and France, aged 7 to 12 years, completed the Picture-Based Value Survey for Children (Döring, Blauensteiner, Aryus, Drögekamp, & Bilsky, 2010). Theory-based multidimensional scaling analyses revealed differentiated value structures in both studies. Findings on children’s value preferences converged with evidence from adult samples (Schwartz & Bardi, 2001). The results are discussed in light of the present state of knowledge and consequences for future research.

JournalSwiss Journal of Psychology
Journal citation72 (2), pp. 123-136
ISSN1421-0185
Year2013
PublisherHogrefe
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1024/1421-0185/a000106
Publication dates
Published18 Jun 2013

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