The Standardization of the «Actual Values Differential Scale» Method



The article is aimed at analyzing the standardization process of the «Actual values differential scale» method. The article presents the materials of a step-by-step empirical study based on a sample of respondents from the Siberian Federal district. At different stages, the study involved 6439 people (51% females; 49% males) aged 20 to 54 years (M=38.12; σ = 0.15). Verification of the empirical construct included dispersion, exploratory, correlation, and factor analyses, as well as the assessment of distribution, excess, and asymmetry of personal and professional value categories descriptors. Evidence of reliability and constructional and criterial validity is provided. The results obtained allow us to speak about the diagnostic potential of the developed methodology, which allows us not only to study the set of the significant values, but also to determine the type of the relevant value system of an individual. The method can be used for solving scientific and practical problems, both in psychology and other scientific fields.

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Keywords: values, actual values, value system, standardization, validity, correlation analysis, factor analysis

Journal rubric: Psychodiagnostics

Article type: scientific article


Received: 15.10.2020


For citation: Samoylik N.A. The Standardization of the «Actual Values Differential Scale» Method. Eksperimental'naâ psihologiâ = Experimental Psychology (Russia), 2022. Vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 187–203. DOI: 10.17759/exppsy.2022150112. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Natalya A. Samoylik, PhD in Psychology, Head of the department of Prison Psychology & Prison Pedagogy, Federal State Educational Institution of Higher Education «Kuzbass Institute of Federal Penal Service of Russia», Novokuznetsk, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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