Нина Павловић

DOI Number
First page
Last page


Ronald Inglhart's modernization theory provides a model of global value change, with affirmation of specific national paths of change. The paper considered the importance of the index of postmaterialism as a key element of the self-expression dimension. The distribution of (post)materialistic values in Serbia is presented based on data from the European Values Study and World Values Study from 2001, 2005 and 2008. The data indicate the presence of a stable structure in which the mixed and materialistic type predominates.The influence of sociodemographic factors on postmaterialism was examined by applying the regression analysis to the data from 2008. The results indicate a significant influence of the age, level of education and size of the city, while the impact of the amount of income is not statistically significant. The obtained results support Inglhart's theory of values, but do not exclude the effect of the life cycle.


postmaterialism index, modernization theory, sociodemographic model, European value study, Serbia.

Full Text:

PDF (Cрпски)


Abramson, P. R. & Inglehart, R. (1992). Generational Replacement and Value Change in Eight West European Societies. British Journal of Political Science, 22 (2), 183-228.

Bean, C. & Papadakis, E. (1994). Polarized priorities or flexible alternatives? Dimensionality in Inglehart`s materialism-postmaterialism scale. International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 6 (3), 264-288.

Braithwaite, V., Makkai, T.& Pittelekow, Y. (1996). Inglehart's Materialism‐Postmaterialism Concept: Clarifying the DimensionalityDebate Through Rokeach'sModel. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 26 (17) 1536-1555.DOI: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.1996.tb00085.x

Brooks, C. & Manza, J. (1994). Do Changing Values Explain the New Politics? A Critical Assessment of the Postmaterialist Thesis. The Sociological Quarterly, 35 (4), 541-570.

Davis, D. W. (2000). Individual Level Examination ofPostmaterialism in the U.S.:Political Tolerance, RacialAttitudes, Environmentalism,and Participatory Norms. Political Research Quarterly, 53 (3), 455-475.

Davis, D. W. & Davenport, C. (1999). Assessing the Validity of the Postmaterialism Index. American Political Science Association, 93 (3), 649-664. DOI: 10.2307/2585580

Davis, D. W., Dowley, K. M.& Silver, B. D. (1999). Postmaterialism in World Societies: Is It Really a Value Dimension? American Journal of Political Science, 43 (3), 935-962.

De Graaf, N. D. &Evans, G. (1996). Why are theyoung more postmaterialist? A Cross-National Analysis of Individual and Contextual Influences on Postmaterial Values. Comparative Political Studies, 28 (4), 608-635.

Dutch, R. M. & Taylor, M. A. (1993). Postmaterialism and the Economic Condition. American Journal of Political Science, 37 (3), 747-779.

Гавриловић, Д. (2013). Доба употребе: религија и морал у савременој Србији. [The Age of Use: Morality and Religion in Contemporary Serbia] Ниш: Филозофски факултет у Нишу. [Nis: Faculty of Philosophy in Nis]

Giacalone, R. A.& Jurkiewicz, C. L. (2004). The interaction of materialist and postmaterialist values in predicting dimensions of personal and social identity. Human Relations, 57 (11), 1379-1405. DOI: 10.1177/0018726704049414

Inglehart, R. (2007). Mapping Global Values. In: Esmer, Y. & Pettersson, T. (eds.). Measuring and Mapping Cultures: 25 Years of Comparative Value Surveys. Boston: Brill, 11-33.

Inglehart, R. & Welzel, C. (2005). Liberalism, Postmaterialism, and theGrowth of Freedom, International Review of Sociology, 15 (1), 81-108, DOI: 10.1080/03906700500038579

Inglehart, R. & Baker, W. E. (2000). Modernization, cultural change and the persistence of traditional vaules, American Sociological Review, 65, 19–51.

Inglehart, R. (2000). Globalization and Postmodern Values.The Washington Quarterly, 23 (1), 215–228.

Inglehart, R. & Abramson, P. R. (1999). Measuring Postmaterialism. The American Political Science Review, 93 (3),665-677.

Inglehart, R. (1997). Modernization, postmodernization and changing perceptions of risk, International Review of Sociology: Revue Internationale de Sociologie, 7 (3), 449-459, DOI: 10.1080/03906701.1997.9971250

Inglhart, R. (1977). The Silent Revolution: Changing Values and Political Styles Among Western Publics. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.

Marks, G. N. (1997). The Formation of Materialist and Postmaterialist Values. Social Science Research, 26, 52–68.

Пантић, Д. (1990). Промене вредносних оријентација младих у Србији. [Changes in value orientations of young people in Serbia] Београд: Институт друштвених наука [Belgrade: Institute of Social Sciences]

Pavlović, Z. (2009). Is there a sociodemographic model of acceptance of postmaterialist values? The case of Serbia. Sociologija, 51(2), 177-188.

Павловић, З. (2006). Вредности у Србији у другом добу модернизма. [Values In Serbia in Second Age of Modernity] Социолошки преглед [Sociological Review], 40(2), 247–262.

Trump, T. M. (1991). Value formation and postmaterialsim: Inglehart`s theory of value change reconsidered. Comparative Political Studies, 24(3), 365-390.



  • There are currently no refbacks.

Print ISSN: 0353-7919
Online ISSN: 1820-7804