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Cultural-Historical Psychology

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 1816-5435

ISSN (online): 2224-8935

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17759/chp

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Religious Group Identification and Ethno-National Attitudes in Buddhist, Muslim and Orthodox Youth 165

Khukhlaev O.E., PhD in Psychology, Professor, Head of the Chair of Ethnopsychology and Psychological Problems in Multicultural Education, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, huhlaevoe@mgppu.ru
Аlexandrova E.A., associate professor at the chair of etnopsychology and psychological problems of multicultural education, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, aleksandrovaae@gmail.com
Gritstnko V.V., Doctor of Psychology, Proffesor, Faculty of Social Psychology, Department of Ethnopsychology and Psychological Problems of Multicultural Education, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, gritsenko2006@yandex.ru
Konstantinov V.V., PhD in Psychology, head of chair "General Psychology", PenzaState University , Penza, Russia, konstantinov_vse@mail.ru
Kuznetsov I.M., PhD in Sociology, Leading Research Fellow, Center for the Study of Inter-Ethnic Relations, Federal Center of Theoretical and Applied Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, ingvar31@yandex.ru
Pavlova O.S., PhD in Education, chair of ethnopsychology and psychological problems in multicultural education, associate professor, chair of pedagogical psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Moscow, Russia, os_pavlova@mail.ru
Ryzhova S.V., PhD in Sociology, Leading Research Fellow, Department of Ethnosociology, Federal Center of Theoretical and Applied Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, silica2@yandex.ru
Shorokhova V.A., Senior Lecturer, Department of Cross-Cultural Psychology and Multicultural Education, Faculty of Social Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, shorokhovava@gmail.com
Abstract
The current research studies the problems connected with interrelation between religiosity and intergroup hostility (or prejudice). We hypothesized and verified the connection between identification with religious group and ethno-national attitudes. Diagnostic methods measuring in-group religious identification, ethno-national attitudes, subjective categories of social consolidation and agreement with patriotic ideologems (by C.W. Leach, E. R. Agadullina, A.V. Lovakov, L. M. Drobizheva, O.E. Khukhlaev, N.V. Tkachenko, I.M. Kuznetsov, V.D. Shapiro) were used on the sample of 1032 participants (ages from 17 to 22 years), belonging to one of three religions: Buddhism (Kalmyks), Islam (Chechens) or Orthodoxy (Russians). The regression analysis provided statistically significant connections (p<0.05) of in-group religious identification and patriotic ethno-national attitudes of young people, regardless of their religion. Moreover among Russian Buddhist, Muslim and Orthodox youths the identification with the religious group is not revealed as a predictor of intergroup hostility. The study results extend the scientific understanding of the relationship between religious identity and intergroup relations.

Keywords: identification with a religious group, religious identity, religiosity, ethno-national attitudes, prejudice, intergroup relations, patriotism, nationalism, cosmopolitanism.

Column: Empirical Research

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17759/chp.2019150308

Funding

This work was supported by the Russian Foundation for Humanities (project No 15-06-10843 “Religious identity risks and re-sources in present-day Russia: cross-cultural analysis”.

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