Remark: Charts are not translated in English. To translate values, see the list in the taxonomy chapter.


The Personal Values Scale (see the chapter where it is described!) was in the revision procedure applied on 737 Slovenes. The following groups were studied: high school students (N=138), university students (N=152), adults - general sample (N=231), seminars participants (N=74), participants in human resource procedures in companies (N=142).

Human values priority

The importance of values for adults is the following:

Differences between men and women

In adults sample the profiles of men and women are the following:

Men are higher on values: hobbies / free time, sport activities and creativity. Women are higher on values: beauty / art, personal safety / health, self-image and parents / home.

Age differences

In adult sample older people give higher priority to values in right-bottom quadrant of our model and younger people to values in left-top quadrant:

Effects of education level

In adult sample these effects are not so big. They are shown on this chart:

High school students and university students

The priority of values by high school students and university students is very different than the priority by adults. All three profiles are shown in this chart:

Participants in human resource procedures in companies

Also people in selection procedures put characteristically different priorities to values (in comparison to the general sample of adults).

Human values and personality traits

The Personal Values Scale correlates low with personality test such as Cattell 16P and The Big Five Questionnaire. The spaces of personality traits and personal values are almost entirely separated, the only exception is (Intellectual) Openness from The Big Five which correlates significantly with several personal values.

Personal values and job motives

The Personal Values Scale characteristically correlates with The Job Motives Scale. The Personal Values Scale measures things that are important to a person in general, The Job Motives Scale measures what is important to him in a job situation. Some motives have clear parallels in both scales, for instance: property / money and salary, personal safety / health and easy job, freedom / independence and freedom at work, personal safety / health and employment safety.