The Role of Individual Values in Acculturation Expectations of the Host Populationl



The article is devoted to studying the role of individual values of host population members in relation to their acculturation expectations. The methods of the study include the Schwartz value questionnaire (PVQ-R) and the acculturation expectations scales from the international scientific project MIRIPS (Mutual Intercultural Relations in Plural Societies) questionnaire. This study aimed to test the assumption that individual values of host population members are related to their acculturation expectations. The study involved ethnic Russians living in Russia, Moscow (N=200, M age=23.5 year) as the members of the host population. The results of path analysis in AMOS program showed that values of Conservation and Self- Enhancement are positively related to Segregation. Values of Self-Transcendence are positively related to Integration (Multiculturalism) and are negatively related to Assimilation (Melting Pot). In contrast, values of Self-Enhancement are positively related to Assimilation (Melting Pot) and negatively — to Integration (Multiculturalism).

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Keywords: individual values, acculturation expectations, integration, assimilation, segregation, exclusion, host population

Journal rubric: Empirical Research

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Lepshokova Z.K., Vilegjanina M.S. The Role of Individual Values in Acculturation Expectations of the Host Populationl. Kul'turno-istoricheskaya psikhologiya = Cultural-Historical Psychology, 2017. Vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 40–48. DOI: 10.17759/chp.2017130404. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Zarina K. Lepshokova, PhD in Psychology, Leading Research Fellow, Center for Socio-Cultural Research, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Аssociate professor, Department of Psychology, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Marina S. Vilegjanina, journalist, Representative office of digital media REPUBLIC, New York, USA, e-mail:



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