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Multimethod approach to measuring values in a school context: exploring the association between Congruence - Discrepancy Index (CODI) and task commitment

Psychology in Russia: State of the Art. 2013. Vol. 6. No. 2. P. 44-54.

There are considerable differences between the value hierarchies revealed by different methods of measurement. The quantitative measure of such a difference could be referred as Congruence - Discrepancy Index (CODI). The more congruent are the results of different methods the bigger is the CODI. In the present study I compared value hierarchies obtained by the Schwartz Value Survey (SVS) and original instrument based on the constant-sum scale (CS) in two samples of adolescents (special schools for at-risk adolescents and ordinary secondary schools). The results show that the CODI measured for ordinary school students is significantly higher than for adolescents recruited from special schools. The significant correlation between CODI and school engagement was revealed for the ordinary school sample. The possibilities of using CODI in value research are discussed.