Psicologia: Teoria e Pesquisa
On-line version ISSN 1806-3446
PORTO, Juliana Barreiros and TAMAYO, Álvaro. Personal values structure: the relationship between life and work values. Psic.: Teor. e Pesq. [online]. 2007, vol.23, n.1, pp. 63-70. ISSN 1806-3446. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-37722007000100008.
People develop a value structure that guides their lives in general. This structure is wide and inclusive, but, for specific focuses, there is a particular structure that is related to one more extensive. The objective of the present study was to test the relationship between the structures of labor and general personal values. To accomplish this purpose, 995 university students of both sexes and average aged 21 years old answered to Schwartz Value Survey and the Work Values Scale. The results of structural equations (AMOS) supported the theory that relates to the value structures (GFI=0,95, RMR=0,04). However, the conflict and compatibility relations were partially confirmed. This study indicates the necessity to integrate general values with labor values models.
Keywords : personal values; work values; structural equations.