Donald Super’s Work Values Inventory (WVI)

WORK IN WHICH YOU:
1.    have to keep solving problems
2.    help others
3.    can get a raise
4.    look forward to changes in your job
5.    have freedom in your area
6.    gain prestige in your field
7.    need to have artistic ability
8.    are one of the gang
9.    know your job will last
10.can be the kind of person you would like to be
11.have a boss who gives you a fair deal
12.like the setting in which your work is done
13.get the feeling of ha‎ving done a good day’s work
14.have the authority over others
15.try out new ideas and suggestions
16.cr‎eate something new
17.know by the results when you’ve done a good job
18.have a boss who is reasonable
19.are sure of always ha‎ving a job
20.add beauty to the world
21.make your own decisions
22.have pay increases that keep up with the cost of living
23.are mentally challenged
24.use leadership abilities
25.have adequate lounge‚ toilet and other facilities
26.have a way of life‚ while not on the job‚ that you like
27.form friendships with your fellow employees
28.know that others consider your work important
29.do not do the same thing all the time
30.feel you have helped another person
31.add to the well-being of other people
32.do many different things
33.are looked up to by others
34.have good connections with fellow workers
35.lead the kind of life you most enjoy
36.have a good place in which to work (quiet‚ calm‚ etc.)
37.plan and organize the work of others
38.need to be mentally alert
39.are paid enough to live very well
40.are your own boss
41.make attractive products
42.are sure of another job in the company if your present job ends
43.have a supervisor who is considerate
44.see the result of your efforts
45.contribute new ideas
Work Values Inventory-3
1. My core values that are important to me in my life are:
·         Achievement: Being able to meet your goals.
·         Balance: Time for family‚ work and play.
·         Independence: Control of your own destiny.
·         Influence: Able to have an impact on others.
·         Integrity: Stand up for your beliefs.
·         Honesty: Telling the truth and knowing that others are telling the truth.
·         Power: Control over others.
·         Respect: Care and trust of self and others.
·         Spirituality: Believing in your core beliefs.
·         Status: ha‎ving influence and power over others
2. I value work environments that are:
·         Fast Paced: Work that has many things happening at one time.
·         Flexible: Work that is not set to a specific time schedule.
·         High Earnings: Work that has the potential to make a lot of money.
·         Learning: Work that is intellectually challenging to you.
·         Location: Work that is in a convenient place and an easy commute.
·         Predictable: Work where you know what is going to happen day after day.
·         Quiet: Work where there are few disruptions throughout the day.
·         Relaxed: Work where there are few pressures to get things done.
·         Structured: Work where it is organized and has a specific set time.
·         Time Freedom: Work where you set your own schedule and plan how and when you do your work.
3. I value work interactions with co-workers who support:
·         Competition: Work where you compete with others.
·         Diversity: Work where there are people with different ethnic backgrounds.
·         Friendships: Work where you socialize with your coworkers.
·         Leadership: Work where there are good leaders managing the organization.
·         Management: Work where there is strong management.
·         Open Communication: Work where information is not held back from employees.
·         Recognition: Work where you are acknowledged for your work and contribution.
·         Support: Work where you help and support each other.
·         Teamwork: Work where working together is important.
·         Trust: Work where you can count on each other.
4. I value work activities that are:
·         Analytical: Work that requires interpretation of data and information.
·         Challenging: Work that is mentally or physically challenging.
·         Creative: Work that uses imagination and creative talents to produce results.
·         Helping: Work that is helping people.
·         Leading Edge: Work on new and innovative products or projects.
·         Physical: Work that has a lot of physical activity.
·         Public Contact: Work that has daily interaction with the public.
·         Research: Work that searches for new information.
·         Risk Taking: Work that may be dangerous or risky.
·         Variety: Work where many different tasks are done during the day.
 
 
CREATIVITY: work which permits one to invent new things‚ design new products‚ or develop new ideas.
MANAGEMENT: work which permits one to plan and lay out work for others.
ACHIEVEMENT: work which gives one the feeling of accomplishment in doing a job well.
SURROUNDINGS: work which is carried out under pleasant conditions not too hot or too cold‚ noisy‚ dirty‚ etc.
SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIPS: work which is carried out under a supervisor who is fair and with whom one can get along.
WAY OF LIFE: work that permits one to live the kind of life he/she chooses and to be the type of person he/she wishes to be.
SECURITY: work which provides one with the certainty of ha‎ving a job even in hard times.
ASSOCIATES: work which brings one into contact with fellow workers whom you like.
AESTHETIC: work which permits one to make beautiful things and to contribute beauty to the world.
PRESTIGE: work which gives one standing on the eyes of others and evokes respect.
INDEPENDENCE: work which permits one to work in his/her own way‚ as fast or slow as he/she wishes.
VARIETY: work which provides an opportunity to do different types of tasks.
ECONOMIC RETURN: work which pays well and enables one to have the things he/she wants.
ALTRUISM: work which enables one to contribute to the welfare of others.
INTELLECTUAL STIMULATION: work which provides opportunity for independent thinking and for learning how and why things work.
 
 
5= means “Very Important”‚ 4= means “Important”‚ 3= means “Moderately Important”‚ 2= means “Of Little Importance”‚ 1= means “Unimportant”
CREATIVITY (15‚ 16‚ 45); MANAGEMENT (14‚ 24‚ 37); ACHIEVEMENT (13‚ 17‚ 44); SURROUNDINGS (12‚ 25‚ 36); SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIPS (11‚ 18‚ 43); WAY OF LIFE (10‚ 26‚ 35); SECURITY (9‚ 19‚ 42); ASSOCIATES (8‚ 27‚ 34)‚ AESTHETIC (7‚ 20‚ 41); PRESTIGE (6‚ 28‚ 33); INDEPENDENCE (5‚ 21‚ 40); VARIETY (4‚ 29‚ 32); ECONOMIC RETURN (3‚ 22‚ 39); ALTRUISM (2‚ 30‚ 31); INTELLECTUAL STIMULATION (1‚ 23‚ 38);
 
 

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