LPHR Magazine (March 2013) - Page 83

QUIZ LPHR 3/13 Listed below are two sets of statements. The first list presents 10 terminal values. These are desirable end-states of existence. Think of them as goals that you might like to achieve during your lifetime. The second list presents 10 instrumental values. These are preferable modes of behavior, or means of achieving terminal values. WHAT DO YOU VALUE? TERMINAL VALUES For each list, rank the statements according to how important each is to you personally. Score a “1” next the value that is most important, a “2” next to the second most important, and so forth. Treat each list separately. 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 10 ____ ____ ____ 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 10 ____ 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 10 ____ 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 10 ____ 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 10 ____ 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 10 ____ 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 10 ____ 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 10 ____ 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 10 Happiness (Satisfaction in life) Knowledge and Wisdom Peace and Harmony in the World Pride in Accomplishment Prosperity (Wealth) Lasting Friendships Recognition from Peers Salvation (Finding eternal life) Security (Freedom from threat) Self-Respect ____ ____ 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 10 ____ 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 10 ____ 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 10 ____ 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 10 ____ 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 10 ____ 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 10 ____ 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 10 ____ 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 10 ____ 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 10 Desirable end-states Assertiveness (Standing up for yourself) Being helpful or caring towards others Dependability (Being counted upon by others) Education and Intellectual Pursuits Hard Work and Achievement Obedience (Following the wishes of others) Open-Mindedness (Receptivity to new ideas) Self-Sufficiency (Independence) Truthfulness (Honesty) Being well-mannered (Courteous towards others) INSTRUMENTAL VALUES Modes of behavior Learn more about terminal and instrumental values in “The Nature of Human Values” by M. Rokeach (New York Free Press 1973) MARCH 2013 | LPRH.CO