Career values are those aspects of the work environment that we consider valuable. Accordingly, they form the framework of the meaning that we ascribe to our work (Rounds & Armstrong, 2005) and drive our work satisfaction. Career/work values are thus instrumental in selecting a congruent career (Armstrong, Su, & Rounds, 2011; Rounds, 1990; Rounds & Armstrong, 2005; Zytowksi, 1994). Although there are many different tests available that measure career values, this report covers research done using the Career Values Scale (CVS).
The sample consisted of 583 students (189 men and 320 women) in South Africa.