|Title||Measuring Schwartz’s values in childhood: Multidimensional scaling across instruments and cultures|
|Authors||Cieciuch, J., Döring, A.K. and Harasimczuk, J.|
The Picture-Based Value Survey for Children (PBVS-C; Döring et al., 2010) assesses children's values through self-report and thereby depicts Schwartz's theory of universal human values at an early age. Despite evidence on the PBVS-C's structural validity, there remains an open question: Does the PBVS-C measure the same values as does Schwartz's Portrait Values Questionnaire (PVQ; Schwartz et al., 2001), an established assessment instrument for adult and adolescent respondents? To answer this question about the PBVS-C's validity, Polish (N = 167) and German (N = 119) children's values were measured with both instruments. The multitrait–multimethod correlation matrix (Campbell & Fiske, 1959) of value items from both instruments was analysed with multidimensional scaling (MDS), as proposed by Borg and Groenen (1997). Our structural expectations for the MDS output about the distinctiveness (1) of Schwartz's higher order value types (i.e., traits) and (2) of the two assessment methods (PBVS-C and PVQ) were confirmed in both samples.
|Journal||European Journal of Developmental Psychology|
|Journal citation||10 (5), pp. 625-633|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1080/17405629.2012.707779|