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WORK VALUES INVENTORY
Donald Super

The statements below represent values which people consider important in their work. These are satisfactions which people often seek in their jobs or as a result of their jobs. They are not all considered equally important; some are very important to some people but of little importance to others. Read each statement carefully and indicate how important it is to you. _________________________________________________________________________________________ 5 means “Very Important”

4 means “Important”
3 means “Moderately Important”
2 means “Of Little Importance”
1 means “Unimportant”

*ANSWERS HIGHLIGHTED IN YELLOW*

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WORK IN WHICH YOU:CIRCLE ONE
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1.have to keep solving problems54321

2.help others54321

3.can get a raise54321

4.look forward to changes in your job54321

5.have freedom in your area54321

6.gain prestige in your field54321

7.need to have artistic ability54321

8.are one of the gang54321

9.know your job will last54321

10.can be the kind of person you would like to be54321

11.have a boss who gives you a fair deal54321

12.like the setting in which your work is done54321

13.get the feeling of having done a good day’s work54321

14.have the authority over others54321

15.try out new ideas and suggestions54321

16.create something new54321

17.know by the results when you’ve done a good job54321

18.have a boss who is reasonable54321
19.are sure of always having a job54321

20.add beauty to the world54321

21.make your own decisions54321

22.have pay increases that keep up with the cost of living54321

23.are mentally challenged54321

24.use leadership abilities54321

25.have adequate lounge, toilet and other facilities54321

26.have a way of life, while not on the job, that you like54321

27.form friendships with your fellow employees54321

28.know that others consider your work important54321

29.do not do the same thing all the time54321

30.feel you have helped another person54321

31.add to the well-being of other people54321

32.do many different things54321

33.are looked up to by others54321

34.have good connections with fellow workers54321

35.lead the kind of life you most enjoy54321

36.have a good place in which to work (quiet, calm, etc.)54321

37.plan and organize the work of others54321

38.need to be mentally alert54321

39.are paid enough to live very well54321

40.are your own boss54321

41.make attractive products54321

42.are sure of another job in the company if your present job ends54321

43.have a supervisor who is considerate54321

44.see the result of your efforts54321

45.contribute new ideas54321

WORK VALUES INVENTORY RESULTS

SCORESCALE

15, 16, 4514CREATIVITY: work which permits one to invent new things, design new -----,-----,-----=-----products, or develop new ideas.

14, 24, 3711MANAGEMENT: work which permits one to plan and lay out work for -----,-----,-----=-----others.

13, 17, 4414ACHIEVEMENT: work which gives one the feeling of accomplishment in -----,-----,-----=-----doing a job well.

12, 25, 3611SURROUNDINGS: work which is carried out under pleasant conditions- -----,-----,-----=-----not too hot or too cold, noisy, dirty, etc.

11, 18, 4314SUPERVISORY...
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