Social Psychology and Cultural Context is the first survey of social psychology to integrate cross-cultural issues. The book not only utilizes several variants of the construct of subjective culture but also reflects the current state of affairs in the social domain of cross-cultural psychology. Written by world-renowned specialists, the chapters in this volume offer valuable insights to students and researchers in both cross-cultural and social psychology.

Multimethod Probes of Basic Human Values

Multimethod probes of basic human values
Shalom H.SchwartzArielleLehmannSoniaRoccasHebrew University of Jerusalem

A major theme running through the work of Harry Triandis is an emphasis on the importance of “multimethod probes” of our central constructs, especially in cross-cultural work (e.g., Triandis, 1994b; Triandis, McCusker, & Hui, 1990). Triandis draws approvingly on Campbell (1986) and Fiske (1986), who argue that findings from single methods often fail to replicate and that multiple methods, including both “hard” and “soft” approaches, should be coordinated. In this spirit, this chapter reports research in the domain of basic human values (Schwartz, 1992, 1994a). We address two questions: (a) Can the key postulates of the theory of individual values, validated thus far with a single instrument, be validated with ...

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