OBJECTIVE: We examined patterns of change and stability in the whole set of ten Schwartz values over two years during early adolescence. METHOD: Participants completed the Portrait Values Questionnaire repeatedly throughout the junior high school years. The study involved six waves of data and a total of 382 respondents aged 10 years at the first measurement occasion (43% female). We investigated multiple types of stability in the values: mean-level, rank-order, and ipsative stability. RESULTS: At the mean-level, self-enhancement and openness to change values increased in importance. Self-direction and hedonism values showed the greatest increase - about one third of a standard deviation. Conservation and self-transcendence values did not change with the exception of tradition, which decreased slightly. After correcting for measurement error, rank-order stability coefficients ranged from .39 (hedonism) to .77 (power). Correlations between value hierarchies measured two years apart were ≥ .85 for 75% of respondents, and ≤ .12 for 5% of the respondents. Thus only a small proportion of participants experienced a marked change in the relative importance they ascribed to the ten values. CONCLUSIONS: Results are discussed and related to earlier findings on patterns and magnitude of value change during other periods of the life span.

Stability and change of basic personal values in early adolescence: a 2-year longitudinal study / Vecchione, M.; Schwartz, S. H.; Davidov, E.; Cieciuch, J.; Alessandri, G.; Marsicano, G.. - In: JOURNAL OF PERSONALITY. - ISSN 0022-3506. - 88:3(2020), pp. 447-463. [10.1111/jopy.12502]

Stability and change of basic personal values in early adolescence: a 2-year longitudinal study

Vecchione M.
;
Alessandri G.;
2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: We examined patterns of change and stability in the whole set of ten Schwartz values over two years during early adolescence. METHOD: Participants completed the Portrait Values Questionnaire repeatedly throughout the junior high school years. The study involved six waves of data and a total of 382 respondents aged 10 years at the first measurement occasion (43% female). We investigated multiple types of stability in the values: mean-level, rank-order, and ipsative stability. RESULTS: At the mean-level, self-enhancement and openness to change values increased in importance. Self-direction and hedonism values showed the greatest increase - about one third of a standard deviation. Conservation and self-transcendence values did not change with the exception of tradition, which decreased slightly. After correcting for measurement error, rank-order stability coefficients ranged from .39 (hedonism) to .77 (power). Correlations between value hierarchies measured two years apart were ≥ .85 for 75% of respondents, and ≤ .12 for 5% of the respondents. Thus only a small proportion of participants experienced a marked change in the relative importance they ascribed to the ten values. CONCLUSIONS: Results are discussed and related to earlier findings on patterns and magnitude of value change during other periods of the life span.
2020
Schwartz's theory of basic human values; early adolescence; stability; value change
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Stability and change of basic personal values in early adolescence: a 2-year longitudinal study / Vecchione, M.; Schwartz, S. H.; Davidov, E.; Cieciuch, J.; Alessandri, G.; Marsicano, G.. - In: JOURNAL OF PERSONALITY. - ISSN 0022-3506. - 88:3(2020), pp. 447-463. [10.1111/jopy.12502]
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