Recent applications of the Study of Values
AbstractThe Study of Values was designed to measure the relative prominence in adult personalities of six universal interests. Evidence accumulated since its publication shows that the reliability and validity originally claimed for it are approximately correct. The weakest feature of the scale is the low reliability of scores for the social value. The mean scores from several hundred additional cases confirm the published norms. New evidence shows that the test is uniformly successful in distinguishing the basic interests of contrasting occupational groups and that it discloses distinctive patterns of interest in different collegiate groups. Several experiments recorded demonstrate a clear relationship between values and conduct.