Diagnostic Instruments for Value Congruence

Jolita Vveinhardt, Evelina Gulbovaite


A comparative analysis of the studies of congruence of personal and organizational values is presented in the article. Forty publications of 1999-2012 reviewed in Emerald, Sage, APA PsycNET, Wiley, ScienceDirect, Routledge, Springer and other databases have been selected for the comparative analysis. The studies were compared by the country, in which the surveys had been conducted, the nature of the organizational activity and the size, the number of respondents. This article focuses on diagnostic research instruments, which were used to investigate the congruence of personal and organizational values. Despite the importance of the congruence, the results of the research have revealed that mostly the studies of congruence of personal and organizational values are carried out to investigate the influence on the person and the organization. No studies, aiming to determine the strength of value congruence within an organization and make constructive proposals to strengthen the value congruence with reference to them have been identified in the analyzed publications of the last thirteen years. The analysis of the instruments used in the studies for evaluation of value congruence shows that even in the latest studies the research instruments developed long ago are used. Only isolated studies are based on new, original instruments, developed by the authors of the studies themselves.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22158/jbtp.v2n2p126


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