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›› 2009, Vol. 17 ›› Issue (04): 795-801.

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Progress and Prospects in Research on Work Value

HUO Na;LI Chao-Ping   

  1. Institute of Organization and Human Resource, Renmin University of China, Beijing 100872, China
  • Received:2009-01-10 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2009-07-15 Published:2009-07-15
  • Contact: LI Chao-Ping

Abstract: Work values are some ideas and beliefs with different importance, which are beyond specific job situation and guide individual’s evaluation as well as selection to work behaviors and events, meanwhile, they point to the expected states and behaviors. Recently scholars are more and more concerned of research in this field. The existing related research mainly involves its structure, measurement, relationship with relevant constructs as well as Trans-Culture, Cross-generation differences and so on. In this paper, progress in researches of work values has been concluded comprehensively, and diversity of work values among the different genders, professions, generations, national area’s work values has been analyzed. Finally we have pointed out that future research should focus on issues related to measuring tool’s Trans-Culture applicability, the work values’ matching as well as its change mechanism and several other prospects and trends.

Key words: work value, personality traits, work attitude, work performance, trans-culture differences