Social Capital and Economic Beliefs of Russians



This paper describes an empirical research of a correlation between social capital and economic beliefs of research subjects of various Russian ethnic groups. The sample included more than 800 subjects: Russians, Armenians, Chechens, Dagestani, Tatars, and Bashkirs. The research revealed that in all ethnic groups indicators of social capital were related to the so_called 'productive' economic beliefs. There also are culturally universal and culturally specific features of the correlation between social capital and economic beliefs.

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Keywords: social capital, trust, civil identity, economic attitudes, economic beliefs

Journal rubric: Empirical Research

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Tatarko A.N. Social Capital and Economic Beliefs of Russians. Kul'turno-istoricheskaya psikhologiya = Cultural-Historical Psychology, 2012. Vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 69–77. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Alexander N. Tatarko, Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Chief Research Fellow, Center for Socio-Cultural Research, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Employee of the Institute of Psychology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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