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ERIC Number: EJ1003616
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7732
Position and Disposition: The Contextual Development of Human Values
Longest, Kyle C.; Hitlin, Steven; Vaisey, Stephen
Social Forces, v91 n4 p1499-1528 Jun 2013
Research on the importance of values often focuses primarily on one domain of social predictors (e.g., economic) or limits its scope to a single dimension of values. We conduct a simultaneous analysis of a wide range of theoretically important social influences and a more complete range of individuals' value orientations, focusing both on value ratings and rankings. Results indicate that traditional institutions such as religion and parenthood are associated with more concern for the welfare of others and maintaining the status quo, whereas more individually oriented occupational factors like higher income and self-employment are linked to achievement and change-related values. Yet several factors, such as education and gender, have complex associations when individual values are examined as part of a coherent system rather than in isolation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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