The Correlation of Peculiarities of Ethnic Identity and Living Conditions on the State of Volitional Regulation among Tuvans



The article presents the results of a study of the correlation of living conditions and ethnic identity on the state of volitional regulation among Tuvans living in various regions of the Russian Federation. The study involved 431 people aged 18 to 45 from Erzin (185 people), Kyzyl (141 people) and Moscow (105 people). To evaluate the individual characteristics of volitional regulation in the respondents, the following techniques were used: the Action Control Scale by J. Kuhl; the "Questionnaire for revealing the expression of self-control in the emotional sphere, activity and behavior"; the technique for self-assessment of volitional qualities; the Purpose in Life Test. The features of ethnic identity were evaluated using the “Types of Ethnic Identity” technique (by S.V. Ryzhova, G.U. Soldatova). The results of a one-way ANOVA allow us to conclude that the differences in the state of volitional regulation among Tuvans living in rural and urban settlements in the case of the "Action control scale" and social self-control are due mainly to the characteristics of the ethnic identity of the respondents, and in the case of emotional and behavioral self-control - peculiarities of ethnic identity of the respondents and living conditions in the region.

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Keywords: volition, volitional regulation, will, willpower, self-control, self-regulation, volitional traits, cross-cultural approach, lifestyle, Tuvans

Journal rubric: Psychology of Personality

Article type: scientific article


Funding. This work was supported by Russian Science Foundation (project No 21-18-00597. See details:

Received: 01.11.2022


For citation: Shlyapnikov V.N. The Correlation of Peculiarities of Ethnic Identity and Living Conditions on the State of Volitional Regulation among Tuvans. Eksperimental'naâ psihologiâ = Experimental Psychology (Russia), 2022. Vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 99–111. DOI: 10.17759/exppsy.2022150406. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Vladimir N. Shlyapnikov, PhD in Psychology, Head of the Department of Personality and Individual Differences, Moscow Institute of Psychoanalysis, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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