PVQ-RR Revised PVQ
Shalom Schwartz alerted me to an effort to revise the PVQ. Among the many subtle changes are the attempt to differentiate more clearly between traits and values (see my meta on that topic).
That is reported in “Schwartz, S. H., & Butenko, T. (submitted). Values and behavior: Validating the refined value theory in Russia” :
Schwartz et al. (2012) introduced a refined theory of 19 basic human values. They demonstrated its utility and discriminant validity through associations with attitudes and beliefs, but not with behaviors. We assess the discriminant and predictive validity of the theory by examining associations of each value with everyday behaviors. We extend tests of the theory to Russia and present an improved values instrument. 266 respondents reported their values and the frequency with which they perform 85 everyday behaviors. CFA demonstrated the distinctiveness of 19 value factors and of 19 behavior factors. A confirmatory MDS analysis arrayed the values, excepting benevolence, on the circular motivational continuum of the theory. SEM analyses supported the discriminant and predictive validity of the theory. 18 of the 19 values correlated more positively with the behavior chosen a priori as likely to express it than with any other behavior, and all values correlated negatively with behaviors chosen to express motivationally opposed values. The patterns of correlation between the values and behaviors approximated the sinusoid curve implied by the motivational continuum of values in almost all cases. The study suggests that the same motivational compatibilities and conflicts that structure value relations largely organize relations among value-expressive behaviors.
The revised version can be downloaded here : pvq-rr_eng_m_f.docx