PERSONAL VALUES AND MILITARY ADMINISTRATION
MINNESOTA UNIV MINNEAPOLIS DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY
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The report describes the development of an instrument to measure the personal values of naval officers. As a first step, the conceptual model underlying the measurement of values is explained. The model revolves around the meanings an individual attaches to a carefully selected set of concepts. This is followed by a description of the studies relating to measurement of personal value systems of managers, educational administrators, and army officers. Finally, the procedures used in developing a suitable personal values questionnaire PVQ for the Navy are explained. A thorough search of literature relating to the Navy yielded an initial pool of 200 concepts. These were then tested for their relevancy and reliability through sample surveys of naval officers. After eliminating the less relevant and less reliable concepts, the final PVQ has been developed which contains 86 concepts.
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