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ERIC Number: ED439382
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Dec
Pages: 6
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Do Human Beings Know What They Value?
Liu, Shu-Hui
This paper describes an investigation into the moderating effect of measurement type on value ladders elicited, using undergraduate students in a psychology course. It attempts to verify the relation between stimuli type and the priority order observed in previous studies concerning Gottfredson's proposition, which states that the criteria used by adults in occupational choice are priority-specific. The study determined that the relative importance associated with criteria in occupational ratings was found to vary as a function of the presented stimuli type. The results confirmed the relation between measurement approaches and value ladders elicited, and did resolve the conflicting findings concerning Gottfredson's priority proposition to a certain extent. Because a better measure of the true value system is not available yet, a multi-method approach is recommended. (Contains 13 references.) (JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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