Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya • ISSN 2075-7999
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2017 Vol. 10 Issue 55

Rzhanova I.E., Alekseeva O.S. Differences in values between men and women


RZHANOVA I.E., ALEKSEEVA O.S. DIFFERENCES IN VALUES BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN
Full text in Russian: Ржанова И.Е., Алексеева О.С. Различия ценностей мужчин и женщин

FGBNU "Psychological Institute of Russian Academy of Education", Moscow, Russia

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The results of values comparison of men and women on Russian sample are presented. A large number of studies have shown that men and women have different values structure. Men usually prefer such values as Power, Stimulation and Achievement, while women prefer Universalism and Benevolence. There were no gender differences in such values as Security, Conformity, Tradition, Hedonism and Self-direction. 466 people have participated in this study: 289 (men – 41%, women – 59%, average age 49,5 years) were from parents cohort and 177 (men – 40%, women – 60%, average age 23,3 years) from children cohort. We used Portrait Values Questionnaire to estimate values structure and we found out gender and cohort differences in value hierarchy of our participants. The most important value for older women was Security; Benevolence was on the first place for older men. For young men and women the most important value was Self-direction. T-analysis and Cohen's d were used to compare value structure of men and women. Women from older cohort had higher scores for Security and Universalism, men from older cohort had higher score for Stimulation. In cohort of young people we found out only one significant difference in value: young women had higher scores for Security.

Keywords: values, sex differences, Portrait Values Questionnaire, parents, children

 

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Received 3 August 2017. Date of publication: 25 October 2017.

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Rzhanova Irina E. Research Associate, FGBNU "Psychological Institute of Russian Academy of Education", ul. Mokhovaya, 9–4, 125009 Moscow, Russia.
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Alekseeva Olga S. Research Associate, FGBNU "Psychological Institute of Russian Academy of Education", ul. Mokhovaya, 9–4, 125009 Moscow, Russia.
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Rzhanova I.E., Alekseeva O.S. Differences in values between men and women. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2017, Vol. 10, No. 55, p. 8. http://psystudy.ru (in Russian, abstr. in English).

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