Thu, Mar 05 | FOWI common room, fourth floor

What do we value?

How our values influence choices about how we spend our time - A seminar by Dr Joanne Sneddon and Prof Julie Lee
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Time & Location

Mar 05, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
FOWI common room, fourth floor, 78 Murray Street, Perth WA, Australia

About the Event

Values are motivational life goals  that reflect what is important in life. They give meaning to the things we do.  We all naturally think that what is important to us, should be important to  everyone, but this is not the case. People differ widely in terms of their  value priorities. In this seminar, we present initial insights from a three-year  longitudinal study of values and behaviour across the adult life-span with a  sample of over 7000 Australians. This presentation explores the nature of  values, what Australians’ values are, and how those values relate to everyday  behaviours. Specifically, we focus on how personal values influence the  choices that people make about how they spend their time on a typical work day  and a typical day off. Our results show that systematic differences in time  use are related to value importance.

Attendees can explore  their own values by taking our online survey at

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The Future of Work Institute (FoWI) promotes productive and meaningful work as essential foundations of a healthy economy and society.

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Perth WA 6000

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