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The Cross-National Invariance Properties of a New Scale to Measure 19 Basic Human Values: A Test Across Eight Countries


Cieciuch, Jan; Davidov, Eldad; Vecchione, Michele; Beierlein, Constanze; Schwartz, Shalom H (2014). The Cross-National Invariance Properties of a New Scale to Measure 19 Basic Human Values: A Test Across Eight Countries. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 45(5):764-776.

Abstract

Several studies that measured basic human values across countries with the Portrait Values Questionnaire (PVQ-21) reported violations of measurement invariance. Such violations may hinder meaningful cross-cultural research on human values because value scores may not be comparable. Schwartz et al. (2012) proposed a refined value theory and a new instrument (PVQ-5X) to measure 19 more narrowly defined values. We tested the measurement invariance of this instrument across eight countries. Configural and metric invariance were established for all values across almost all countries. Scalar invariance was supported across nearly all countries for 10 values. The analyses revealed that the cross-country invariance properties of the values measured with the PVQ-5X are substantially better than those measured with the PVQ-21.

Abstract

Several studies that measured basic human values across countries with the Portrait Values Questionnaire (PVQ-21) reported violations of measurement invariance. Such violations may hinder meaningful cross-cultural research on human values because value scores may not be comparable. Schwartz et al. (2012) proposed a refined value theory and a new instrument (PVQ-5X) to measure 19 more narrowly defined values. We tested the measurement invariance of this instrument across eight countries. Configural and metric invariance were established for all values across almost all countries. Scalar invariance was supported across nearly all countries for 10 values. The analyses revealed that the cross-country invariance properties of the values measured with the PVQ-5X are substantially better than those measured with the PVQ-21.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Sociology
Dewey Decimal Classification:300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
Uncontrolled Keywords:human values; measurement invariance; cross-national comparison; Portrait Values Questionnaire
Language:English
Date:2014
Deposited On:04 Apr 2014 12:29
Last Modified:08 Dec 2017 18:19
Publisher:SAGE Publications
ISSN:0022-0221
Funders:Scientific Exchange Program (Switzerland), Research Priority Program ‘Social Networks’, University of Zurich, Polish National Science Centre (Grant DEC- 2011/01/D/HS6/04077), Higher School of Economics (HSE) Basic Research Program (International Laboratory of Socio-Cultural Research)
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1177/0022022114527348
Official URL:http://jcc.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/03/14/0022022114527348

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