What do we value?
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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 https://survey.thevaluesproject.com