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Issues of validity: Exploring the link between values and behaviour

O’Siochru, C, Blinkhorn, V and Lundie, D (2022) Issues of validity: Exploring the link between values and behaviour. Journal of Moral Education, 52 (1). pp. 108-118. ISSN 0305-7240

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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: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1303 Specialist Studies in Education; Education
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Psychology (new Sep 2019)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
SWORD Depositor: A Symplectic
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2023 12:14
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2023 10:44
DOI or Identification number: 10.1080/03057240.2022.2147908
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/18367

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