Value structure and priorities: Other-report account
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Submission date: 2017-09-12
Final revision date: 2017-10-03
Acceptance date: 2017-10-04
Online publication date: 2017-12-21
Publication date: 2018-09-01
Current Issues in Personality Psychology 2018;6(3):252–259
The aim of this study was to examine the Schwartz model of values in other-report data. We specifically tested the circular structure and priorities of personal values observed in ratings made by well-acquainted informants.
Participants and procedure
We analysed self- and other-reports of preferences of 19 basic and four higher-order values provided by 422 participants (Mage = 30.02, SDage = 13.99) using the Portrait Value Questionnaire (PVQ-5x).
The self-other agreement corrected for measurement bias ranged from .29 to .78 for basic values and from .51 to .67 for higher-order values. The findings indicated that basic values measured via other-reports form a circular structure consistent with the Schwartz theory. The hierarchy of values based on other-reports only slightly differed from the hierarchy based on self-reports.
The results suggest that both self- and other-ratings of personal values yield meaningful information that contributes to each.
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