The concept of value is a multidisciplinary one, which is defined and referred to in many different ways. A value allows people to understand why individuals, communities, and organizations prefer and esteem some things over others. Generally speaking, a value is a difference that distinguishes the acceptable from the unacceptable. Values are defined by the difference they make, and since this difference is not perceived as the same and equally important to everybody, values cannot be considered to be objective. As a product of subjective emotions, attitudes, and belief systems, values lack a strict inner argumentative logic.

Values in a broad sense refer to the core set of beliefs and principles that are deemed to be desirable by individuals or groups. Anchored in the cultural community ...

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