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ERIC Number: EJ1011574
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1069-0727
Building Evidence of Validity: The Relation between Work Values, Interests, Personality, and Personal Values
Leuty, Melanie E.; Hansen, Jo-Ida C.
Journal of Career Assessment, v21 n2 p175-189 May 2013
The current study used work values components (WVC) to examine the relationship between work values, vocational interests, personality, and personal values. Most intercorrelations between work values and other constructs were in the small effect range. Overall correlations between scale scores provided evidence of convergent and discriminant validity for values scales. Results of hierarchical multiple regression analyses suggested personal values were the most significant predictor of WVC. Interests and personality also contributed a small amount of additional variance in predicting work values. Overall, results suggested that other variables (e.g., personal values, vocational interests, and personality) accounted for 22% (Autonomy) to 48% (Status) in WVC. Results supported growing evidence of construct validity for work values, given study findings. Implications for the study of values and career counseling interventions are discussed. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Minnesota Importance Questionnaire; Rokeach Value Survey; Strong Interest Inventory; Vocational Preference Inventory; Work Values Inventory