Building Evidence of Validity: The Relation Between Work Values, Interests, Personality, and Personal Values

Melanie E. Leuty, Jo Ida C. Hansen

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)175-189
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Career Assessment
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2013

Keywords

  • career assessment use
  • interests
  • personal values
  • personality
  • validity
  • work values

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