Values assessment – U Az

University of Arizona – Assessment Tools
Values assessment
The following is a list of personal values that many people have identified as being important to them in their careers.
Each value is ranked on a scale of 1-3.
There should be additional, more personal values added to these, such as the value of education or intellectual pursuits.

1 – Things I value most
Moral Fulfillment: Feel that my work contributes to a set of moral standards which I feel are very important.

Community: Live where I can participate in community affairs.
Help Society: Do something which contributes to improving the world we live in.
General Creativity: Have the opportunity to create new programs, materials, or organizational structures.
Physical Challenge: Do activities that use my physical capabilities.

Time Freedom: Be able to work according to my own schedule.

1.5 – Things I value a lot
Make Decisions: Have the power to decide courses of action and policies.

Change and Variety:
Have work activities which frequently change.
Work Alone: Do projects by myself, with limited contact with others.
Precision Work: Work in situations where attention to detail and accuracy are very important.

Work Mastery: Become an expert in whatever work I do.
Recognition: Be publicly recognized for the high quality of my work.

2 – Things I value more than most

Be able to determine the nature of my work without significant direction from others

Be assured of keeping my job and receiving satisfactory compensation

Have a work routine and job duties that are largely predictable
Artistic Creativity: Engage in creative artistic expression.
Aesthetics: Participate in studying or appreciating the beauty of things and ideas.
Help Others: Be directly included in helping other people, either individually or in small groups.

2.5 – Things I value somewhat
Knowledge: Engage in the pursuit of knowledge and understanding.

Influence People:
Be in a position to influence the attitudes or opinions of other people.
Public Contact: Have a lot of day-to-day contact with the public.
Supervision: Have a job in which I am directly responsible for the work of others.
Work with Others: Work as a team member toward common goals

Fast Pace:
Work in circumstances where work must be done rapidly

3 – Things I don’t particularly value
Adventure: Have work duties which require frequent risk-taking
Financial Gain: Have a high likelihood of achieving very great monetary rewards for my work

3.5 Things of no value or negative value

Engage in activities which pit my abilities against others

Work Under Pressure: Work in situations where time pressure is prevalent

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

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