This paper presents an extension of Leiserson's formulation of the process by which actors balance value and power considerations in coalition formation. First, two components of value are considered (e.g., ideology and interests). The two component version of the model is evaluated by data provided by participants in a simulated interreligious decision-making council. Estimates for model parameters are provided and the amount of variance accounted for by various combinations of parameters is determined by multiple regression techniques. The formalization is then generalized to the case of n-components of value. A further extension takes account of the conflict between representational role obligations and personal values. Finally, various elaborations of the model are discussed including the consideration of changes that occur through time in the weighting (balancing) process.