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Values Assessment

Happy professionals experiencing a corporate culture match following a values assessment.

Values Assessment

Personal values are fundamental beliefs that serve as guiding principles in one’s life and are acquired in the course of life.

Values can also be seen as enduring goals which vary in importance – what is motivating or driving someone at this point in time. Although most values are not specifically considered good or bad, researchers have found that they are an excellent predictor of corporate culture match.

The assessment of values shows modest but significant relationships with both positive and negative behaviours at work.  For instance, people who are strong power or authority seekers are more likely to undertake counterproductive work behaviours than people who have moderate scores in this respect. 

A valuable aspect of personal values assessment is its capacity to assess potential “fit” between an individual and an organisation, and it is for this purpose which most people use it.

SACS offers the following values assessments

SACS Work Values Scale

The SACS Values Scale is based on the most contemporary research into values conducted by Professor Shalom Schwartz – arguably the world’s leading researcher on the topic of values.

It builds on the Schwartz Portrait Values Questionnaire by providing a work-specific context – asking about values in a workplace setting rather than just in everyday life – and then creating benchmarks based on a large sample of workers.

Learn more about our Work Values Assessment or view our White Paper

Sample Work Values Report

Schwartz Personal Values Questionnaire (SPVQ)

The SPVQ measures 10 individual values as based on the research of Professor Shalom Schwartz.

In over 30 years of peer reviewed research, Professor Schwartz identified ten dominant basic personal values that are consistent across societies and cultures.

These values are universal because they are grounded in one or more of three basic requirements of human existence – the needs of individuals as biological organisms, requisites of coordinated social interaction, and survival and welfare needs of groups.

Sample Schwartz Report

Find out more about measuring values in individuals or groups.

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