Theory-Driven Versus Lexical Approaches to Value Structures

  title={Theory-Driven Versus Lexical Approaches to Value Structures},
  author={Shalom H. Schwartz},
  journal={Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology},
  pages={439 - 443}
  • S. Schwartz
  • Published 15 March 2017
  • Linguistics
  • Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology
In a recent article, De Raad and colleagues extended their lexical studies of the value vocabularies of single countries. They sought to attain both optimal coverage of the culturally unique values in three different countries and to find the structuring of the value domain that these countries share. The authors largely frame their lexical approach by contrast with the theory-driven approach of Schwartz. They point to presumed problems with the theory-driven approach that the lexical approach… 

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