How Selfish Are Self-Expression Values? A Civicness Test

  title={How Selfish Are Self-Expression Values? A Civicness Test},
  author={C. Welzel},
  journal={Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology},
  pages={152 - 174}
  • C. Welzel
  • Published 2010
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Various analyses of World Values Survey data find a syndrome of emancipative orientations, mostly known as “self-expression values,” on the rise throughout all countries with longitudinal evidence. But, as much as scholarship agrees on the rise of self-expression values, there is disagreement on whether these values are civic or uncivic in character. Some declare self-expression values uncivic because they see them as indicative of egoism and weak social capital. Others consider self-expression… CONTINUE READING

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