Issues of validity: exploring the link between values and behaviour

O’Siochru, C., Blinkhorn, V. and Lundie, D. (2023) Issues of validity: exploring the link between values and behaviour. Journal of Moral Education, 52(1), pp. 108-118. (doi: 10.1080/03057240.2022.2147908)

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The way we measure values is foundational to their study. This paper explores the empirical findings and theoretical discussions in the literature concerning an essential quality for any measure of values, its validity. We discuss an important debate on validity within the literature concerning the ability of value measures to predict value-related behaviour. We interrogate a key assumption behind the value-behaviour link, namely that a participant’s responses on a valid value measure will predict their behaviour. Ultimately, we make the case that a better understanding of the relationship between values and behaviour may be possible if we also consider social norms.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:This work was funded by a research grant from the Templeton Foundation.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Lundie, Dr David
Authors: O’Siochru, C., Blinkhorn, V., and Lundie, D.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social & Environmental Sustainability
Journal Name:Journal of Moral Education
Publisher:Taylor and Francis
ISSN (Online):1465-3877
Published Online:09 December 2022
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2022 Journal of Moral Education Ltd.
First Published:First published in Journal of Moral Education 52(1):108-118
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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