Filipino Work Values Scale for Students

The Filipino Work Values Scale (FWVS), Student Edition, is an instrument designed to determine a student’s work values. The scale is consist of eighty (80) items and it takes approximately 15 to 20 minutes to accomplish it. A Filipino Version of the Scale is also available.

By value is meant a conception, explicit or implicit, distinctive of an individual or characteristic of a group, of the desirable which influences the selection from available modes, means and ends of action (Kluckhohn, 1959,p.395).

A value is the stance that the self takes to the total environment as expressed through its behavior, ideas, body and feelings and imagination. In its definition, the self is the central dynamic force in the human being that express itself through the totality of the personality (Andres, 1980).

In the Filipino Work Value Scale, Value is measured in terms of the scores that the student gets in the different subscales.

The value subscales were derived from a review of foreign and local literature and from a survey of the work values of Metro Manila workers. The following are the descriptions of the different FWVS subscales.