Features of Moral Foundations in Mongol, German and Russian Adolescents



The difference in moral foundations between adults living in Western or Eastern countries is well-known, but there is lack of evidence about such difference in adolescence. We tested the hypothesis about cultural differences of moral foundations in Mongolian, Russian and German adolescents. As the methodology of the study we used Moral Foundations Theory describing five basic dimensions of moral domain including Harm/Care, Fair- ness/Reciprocity, Ingroup/Loyalty, Authority/Respect, and Purity/Sanctity. The sample comprised 446 Mon- golian, 450 Russian and 117 German adolescents at the age of 12…16 years old. We used three versions of Moral Foundations Questionnaire in different languages. The results of statistical analysis showed that general analy- sis, based on relations between scales, was acceptable. The replication of factor structure was low. It was revealed that Mongolian adolescents had most conservative moral foundations. Moral foundations of Russian adolescents from Altai Republic were quite close to Mongolian ones, while German adolescents showed much more «progressive» moral foundations which were typical for western societies.

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Keywords: moral foundations, moral foundations questionnaire, ethnopsychological features, adolescents

Journal rubric: Empirical Research

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/chp.2016120109

For citation: Sychev O.A., Bespalov A.M., Prudnikova M.M., Vlasov M.S. Features of Moral Foundations in Mongol, German and Russian Adolescents. Kul'turno-istoricheskaya psikhologiya = Cultural-Historical Psychology, 2016. Vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 85–96. DOI: 10.17759/chp.2016120109. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Oleg A. Sychev, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Senior Researcher of Research Departament, Shukshin Altai State University for Humanities and Pedagogy, Biysk, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0373-6916, e-mail: osn1@mail.ru

Aleksandr M. Bespalov, PhD in Philosophy, Research Associate, Research department, Shukshin Altai State Humanities Pedagogical University, Biysk, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3518-4554, e-mail: bam56@mail.ru

Marina M. Prudnikova, Sociologist, Shukshin Altai State Humanities Pedagogical University, Biysk, Russia, e-mail: mimosa.95@mail.ru

Mikhail S. Vlasov, PhD in Philology, PhD in Linguistics, Associate Professor, Head of Research Department, Shukshin Altai State Humanities Pedagogical University, Biysk, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7848-5114, e-mail: vlasov_mikhailo@mail.ru



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