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Psicologia: Teoria e Pesquisa

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TAMAYO, Alvaro  and  PORTO, Juliana Barreiros. Validity of the Portrait Values Questionnaire (PVQ) in Brazil. Psic.: Teor. e Pesq. [online]. 2009, vol.25, n.3, pp.369-376. ISSN 0102-3772.

The objective of this research was to validate to Brazil the Portrait Values Questionnaire (PVQ) developed by Schwartz. The PVQ was translated into Portuguese using the back-translation procedure and was applied to a sample of 614 students from primary, high and college education. The data were analyzed by means of the multidimensional scaling technique using a bi-dimensional structure. The spatial configuration obtained offers a positive indication for the construct validity of the instrument. The regions found were: Conformity, Tradition, Security, Stimulation, Universality/Benevolence, Power/Achievement and Self-Determination/Hedonism. The last three regions were composed of adjacent motivational types. Descriptive and comparative results converging with international findings also constitute a set of important elements that supports the validity of the instrument.

Keywords : basic human values; value theory of Schwartz; scale validation.

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