Human values and trust in institutions across countries: A multilevel test of Schwartz's hypothesis of universal equivalence

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serval:BIB_2CBED17FB790
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
Human values and trust in institutions across countries: A multilevel test of Schwartz's hypothesis of universal equivalence
Journal
Survey Research Methods
Author(s)
Morselli D., Spini D, Devos T
Publication state
In Press
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Language
english
Abstract
The goal of this paper was to demonstrate that structural equation modelling associated to multilevel regressions represents a powerful tool to examine innovative cross-cultural research questions. Two studies on the relationship between values and trust in institutions were carried out. Study 1 compared results of a series of multilevel multiple indicators and multiple causes models with random slopes on four international datasets. Study 2 compared data from the World Values Survey (WVS) and the European Social Survey (ESS), selecting countries common to both surveys. In both studies, hypotheses regarding the equivalence of structure (sinusoid curve hypothesis) of relations between values and trust in institutions were tested. Structural equivalence was confirmed for student samples. The use of random samples revealed between-country variations partially explained by country level differences in socio-economic wealth and quality of governance. In addition, the value structure in relation to trust in institutions was consistent between the WVS and ESS datasets, yet some differences in the pattern of associations were observed.
Keywords
values, trust in institutions, multilevel modelling, multilevel structural equation modelling, world values survey, European social survey
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05/05/2011 15:21
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21/08/2019 6:12
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