We are working with the Portrait Values Questionnaire (PVQ-21) developed by Schwartz
Values in Africa & Middle Europe
We research value priorities among university students in Africa and Middle Europe. Our research draws mainly on Schwartz’s Theory of Basic Values and uses his Portrait Values Questionnaire as well as other data collection methods such as documentary research and qualitative interviews.
We are currently conducting two studies. One tests the universality of Schwartz’s Theory of Values and the other measures the influence of university values on students’ value priorities.
Measuring Value Priorities and Testing Theory among University Students in Africa and Middle Europe
Goal: This project engages with Schwartz’s Theory of Values and tests particular assumptions that inform his measurement of values. In our assessment, Schwartz’s theory and data collection instruments are at the forefront of research on values across the globe. For this reason, we not only use his work but engage critically with it.
We are currently conducting two new studies: one tests the universality of Schwartz’s Theory of Values and the other measures the influence of universities on students’ value priorities.
In 2018 and 2019 we collected survey data in Nigeria, Austria, South Africa and Germany.