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Values Scale Test

Values are basic convictions of what is right, good, or desirable. This test will determine which values you perceive as important to living a good, desirable, ethical, and worthwhile life. The results can assist you in making choices concerning your career.

This test is based on research from the Human Sciences Research Council. It measures your values across 22 parameters.

What are your values like? For each of the following questions, indicate your level of agreement below.

Question 1 of 110

In my work, it will (now or in the future) be important for me to…

Find personal satisfaction in my work.



The IDRlabs Vale Scale (IDR-VS) was developed by IDRlabs. The IDR-VS is based on the work of the Human Sciences Research Council, which authored the Value Scale. The IDR-VS is not associated with any research undertaken by these bodies.

The test provides the following feedback: Ability Utilization: The extent to which a person wishes, wants, or needs the opportunity to develop his/her talents and skills. Achievement: The feeling that one has done something well. Aesthetics: To enhance and enjoy the beauty of processes, products, and surroundings, both natural and man-made. Authority: To have an influence over others and to encourage them to follow a certain point of view or policy. Authority can be obtained through position, power, expertise, charisma, or seniority. Creativity: To develop or make something original. This may be an object, writing, painting, or other artwork, idea, new method, or organizational innovation. Cultural Identity: To have the freedom to conduct oneself in both public and private life according to the habits of one’s group. Economic Rewards: To maintain a high standard of living and to have the financial capacity to keep it up. Economic Security: To have a stable income and remain assured of surviving difficult economic times. Own Lifestyle: To have the freedom to live one’s own life according to their own standards and values, which can be defined in different ways. Personal Development: To have and develop plans for what one wants to do with their life. Physical Activities: To be physically active and fit. Physical Prowess: To follow an occupation that demands physical prowess. Prestige: Social, economic, or occupational status that arouses respect, esteem, and admiration. Risk: To enjoy the excitement of physical danger, financial gain or loss, and other risks incurred in projects proposed, undertaken, or carried out. Social Interaction: To give attention to other people and converse with them as part of one’s work. Social Relationships: To attach value to pleasant, friendly contact with the people with whom a person associates in their work or in another sphere (e.g., home, recreation). Spiritually: To live according to religious principles. Variety: To have change and variety in what one does, whether it comprises tasks, processes, or methods (i.e., diversity of activities, location, or people with whom a person associates). Pleasant working conditions: To work under pleasant circumstances (e.g., good lighting, plenty of space, and a comfortable temperature).

The present test is intended for educational purposes only. IDRlabs and the present IDRlabs Value Scale are independent of any above-mentioned researchers, organizations, or their affiliated institutions.

The Value Scale is based on a famous and well-regarded measure for the assessment of the work values. However, free online tests and quizzes such as this one are solely first takes and cannot provide accurate assessments of your personality and values. Hence, the test is intended to be used for educational purposes only. A definitive personality assessment can be made only by a qualified mental health professional.

As the publishers of this free online Values Scale Test, which allows you to screen yourself for the manifestations of this virtue, we have striven to make the test as reliable and valid as possible by subjecting it to statistical controls and validation. However, free online quizzes such as the present Values Scale Test do not provide professional assessments or recommendations of any kind; the test is provided entirely “as-is.” For more information about any of our online tests and quizzes, please consult our Terms of Service.

Why Use This Test?

1. Free. This Value Scale is delivered to you free of charge and will allow you to obtain your scores related to 22 value areas.

2. Scholarly oriented. The feedback delivered by this instrument is based on the work of the Human Sciences Research Council and is designed to deliver a clear picture of the respondent’s current values related to their current or future work role.

3. Statistical controls. Statistical analysis of the test is conducted to ensure maximum accuracy and validity of the test scores.

4. Made by professionals. The present test has been made with the input of people who work professionally with psychology and individual differences research.