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The European Journal of Social & Behavioural Sciences

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The Values of Estonian Preschool Childcare Institutions’ Principals, Teachers, and Parents

Table 1: Value descriptions in terms of motivational goals (Schwartz et al., 2012)

Value Conceptual Definitions in terms of motivational goals
Self-direction-thoughtSelf-direction- actionStimulationHedonismAchievementPower-dominancePower-resourcesFaceSecurity-personalSecurity-societalTraditionConformity-rulesConformity-interpersonalHumilityBenevolence-dependabilityBenevolence-caringUniversalism-concernUniversalism-natureUniversalism-tolerance Freedom to cultivate one’s own ideas and abilities Freedom to determine one’s own actions Excitement, novelty, change and challenge in life Happiness, pleasure and sensuous gratification Success according to social standardsPower through exercising control or dominance over people Power through control of material and social resourcesSecurity and power through maintaining one’s public image and avoiding humiliationSafety in one’s immediate environment Safety and stability in the wider societyMaintaining and preserving cultural, family, or religious traditions Compliance with rules, laws, and formal obligationsAvoidance of upsetting or harming other peopleRecognizing one’s insignificance in the larger scheme of things Being a reliable and trustworthy member of the in-group Devotion to the welfare of in-group membersCommitment to equality, justice, and protection for all peoplePreservation of the natural environmentAcceptance and understanding of those who are different from oneself
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