publication . Article . Other literature type . 2013

Two theories on the test bench: Internal and external validity of the theories of Ronald Inglehart and Shalom Schwartz

Georg Datler; Wolfgang Jagodzinski; Peter Schmidt;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2013
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Country: Switzerland
In the last decades value research has produced a vast number of theoretical concepts. However, it is unclear how the different value theories relate to each other. This study makes a first step toward a systematic comparison of value theories. It focuses on the individual level of the two approaches that are, at present, probably the most prominent in international research - the theory of basic human values of Shalom Schwartz and the postmodernization theory of Ronald Inglehart. Using data from the World Value Survey and the European Social Survey for West Germany we assess both the internal and the external validity of the two accounts. The results indicate t...
free text keywords: Institute of Sociology, 300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology, Sociology and Political Science, Education, Strengths and weaknesses, External validity, Psychology, Shalom, European Social Survey, Confirmatory factor analysis, Construct validity, Positive economics, Social psychology, West germany, World Values Survey
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