Values and behavior: Strength and structure of relations.

Bardi, A. and Schwartz, S.H. (2003) Values and behavior: Strength and structure of relations. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 29 (10). pp. 1207-1220. ISSN 0146-1672 . (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Abstract: Three studies address unresolved issues in value-behavior relations. Does the full range of different values relate to common, recurrent behaviors? Which values relate more strongly to behavior than others? Do relations among different values and behaviors exhibit a meaningful overall structure? If so, how to explain this? We find that stimulation and tradition values relate strongly to the behaviors that express them; hedonism, power, universalism, and self-direction values relate moderately; and security, conformity, achievement, and benevolence values relate only marginally. Additional findings suggest that these differences in value-behavior relations may stem from normative pressures to perform certain behaviors. Such findings imply that values motivate behavior, but the relation between values and behaviors is partly obscured by norms. Relations among behaviors, among values, and jointly among values and behavior exhibit a similar structure. The motivational conflicts and congruities postulated by the theory of values can account for this shared structure.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: values; behavior
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Ros Beeching
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2008 16:36
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2010 14:14
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/4133 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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