Work Values

The following list describes a wide variety of satisfactions that people obtain from their jobs. Look at the definitions of these various satisfactions and rate the degree of importance that you would assign to each for yourself, using the scale below.

1. = Not importantat all
2. = Not very important
3. = Reasonably important
4. = Very important in my choice of career

_______Help Society: Do something to contribute to the betterment of the world I live in.

_______Help Others: Be involved in helping other people in a direct way, either individually or in small groups.

_______Public Contact: Have a lot of day-to-day contact with people.

_______Work with others: Have close working relationships with people as aresult of my work activities.

_______Affiliation: Be recognized as a member of a particular organization.

_______Friendships: Develop close personal relationships with people as a result of my work activities.

_______Competition: Engage in activities which pit my abilities against others where there are clear win-and-lose outcomes.

_______Make Decisions: Have the power to decide courses of action, policies, etc.

_______Work Under Pressure: Work in situations where time pressure is prevalentand/or the quality of my work is judged critically by supervisors, customers or others.

_______Power and Authority: Direct the work activities of others and have the authority to make decisions.

_______Influence People: Be in a position to change attitudes or opinions of other people.

_______Work Alone: Do projects by myself, without any significant amount of contact with others.

_______Knowledge: Engage myself in the pursuit of knowledge, truth and understanding.

_______Intellectual Status: Be regarded as a person of high intellectual prowess or as onewho is an acknowledged “expert” in a given field.

_______Artistic Creativity: Engage in creative work in any of several art forms.

_______Creativity (general): Create new ideas, programs, organizational structures or anything else not following a format previously developed by others.

_______Aesthetics: Be involved in studying or appreciating the beauty of things, ideas, etc.

_______Supervision: Have a job in which I am directly responsible for the work done by others.

_______Change and Variety: Have work responsibilities which frequently change in their content and setting.

_______Precision Work: Work in situations where there is very little tolerance for error.

_______Stability: Have a work routine and job duties that are largely predictable and not likely to change over a long period of time.

_______Security: Be assured of keeping my job and a reasonable financial reward.

_______Fast Pace: Work in circumstances where there is a high pace of activity, work must be done rapidly.

_______Recognition: Be recognized for the quality of my work in some visible or public way.

_______Excitement: Experience a high degree of (or frequent) excitement in the course of my work.

_______Adventure: Have work duties which involve frequent risk-taking.

_______Profit, Gain: Have a strong likelihood of accumulating large amounts of money or other material gain.

_______Independence: Be able to determine the nature of my work without significant direction from others; not have to do what others tell me to do.

_______Moral Fulfillment: Feel that my work is contributing significantly to a set of moral (to be defined by your) standards which I feel are very important.

_______Lifestyle: Find a place to live (town, geographical area) which is conducive to mylife style and affords me the opportunity to do the things I enjoy most.

_______Community: Live in a town or city where I can be involved in community affairs.

_______Physical Challenge: Have a job that makes physical demands which I would find rewarding.

_______Time Freedom: Have work responsibilities which I can work at according to my own time schedule; no specific working hours required.

Name the six values of most importance to you.








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