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A Review of Research on Work Values

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DOI: 10.23977/WTED2020.016


Xuanjing Jian

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Xuanjing Jian


Researches on work values have been conducted for decades at home and abroad, but scholars have different opinions and it is difficult to form a unified theoretical framework. This paper summarizes some representative research on work values and their arguments since the 1970s. Starting from the definition of the concept of work values, we analyzed the different understandings of different scholars and the two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and four-dimensional work values division methods. The differences in work values are mentioned in a large amount of literature on work values, so this paper summarizes some scholars' research on work values among gender, occupation (industry), country and region, and intergenerational differences, and finds some of defects and shortcomings and suggestions among them. Based on the summary of research and the characteristics of work values, this paper also puts forward several points for future research.


Individual values, Work values, Differentiation research

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