Value Orientations in the World of Visual Art: An Exploration Based on Latent Class and Correspondence Analysis

Publikation: Beiträge in SammelwerkenAufsätze in SammelwerkenForschung


Examines whether the assumptions about the social and normative integration of avant-garde art can be generalized and hold true for the European context. 616 visitors to art exhibitions in Vienna, Austria and 583 visitors in Hamburg, Germany completed questionnaires (foreign visitors to the exhibits were excluded from the two samples). The traditionalism scale of this questionnaire which measures the degree of identification with communitarian values and with mainstream symbols of social status was used for the analyses. Latent class analysis for ordinal data and correspondence analysis were performed. It was shown that the center of the Vienna art world is characterized by individualistic and antibourgeois tendencies demonstrated by the fact that the Vienna sample had a higher proportion of persons with low traditionalism and a lower proportion with high traditionalism. The results of the German sample show that differences between the center and periphery of the art world with regard to traditionalism are so minimal that it is impossible to speak of a subculture.
TitelApplications of Latent Trait and Latent Class Models in the Social Sciences
HerausgeberJürgen Rost, Rolf Langeheine
Anzahl der Seiten9
ErscheinungsortMünster / New York
VerlagWaxmann Verlag
ISBN (Print)3-89325-464-1, 978-3-89325-464-4
PublikationsstatusErschienen - 1997