The Schwartz Value Survey (SVS) was administered to 979 Canadian knowledge workers to determine whether differences in value priorities between men and women differed significantly between members of the Baby Boomer generation and members of Generation X. Multivariate analysis of covariance controlling for education, income, and scale use revealed a significant gender-by-generation interaction, which signifies that the patterns of differences between men's and women's value priorities were different for Baby Boomers and Generation Xers. Four of the 10 SVS value types (i.e., power, tradition, universalism, and achievement) were associated with both gender and generation. A number of other value types were associated solely with generation. The findings suggest that both gender and generation are important variables in the study of values and should not be considered in isolation of each other.

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Keywords Gender, Generation, Human values
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11199-005-7740-4
Journal Sex Roles
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Lyons, S. (Sean), Duxbury, L, & Higgins, C. (Christopher). (2005). Are gender differences in basic human values a generational phenomenon?. Sex Roles (Vol. 53, pp. 763–778). doi:10.1007/s11199-005-7740-4