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Aesthetic responsiveness in Russian and Azerbaijani youths

Sabadosh P.A., Ph.D. in Psychology, research fellow, laboratory of psychology of abilities and mental resources named after V.N. Druzhinin, Institute of Psychology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia,
Various aspects of construct validity of the Russian version of the Engagement with Beauty Scale (EBS 2.0) questionnaire was assessed using data of two previous studies conducted on convenient student samples: Russian (n = 183) and Azerbaijani (n = 99). Confirmatory factor analysis of multitrait-multimethod model provided evidence of EBS' good convergent and discriminant validity. The cross-cultural measurement invariance of the EBS factors was confirmed which allowed to compare indicators of two groups. No significant differences were found in the level of responsiveness to beauty between Russian and Azerbaijani youths. Generally girls scored higher than boys did, mostly on the natural and artistic beauty subscales. Russian young people in comparison to Azerbaijani ones displayed significantly stronger gender differences in general factor of engagement with beauty. The results didn’t show dependence on the age of respondents

Keywords: aesthetic responsiveness, Engagement with Beauty Scale, EBS, multitrait-multimethod model, cross-cultural study, invariance measurement, gender differences

Column: Special (branch) psychology



The study was carried out within the Government contract of Federal Agency for Scientific Organizations No. № 0159-2016-0005

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