Value Orientations of the Right-Wing Extremists



The article discusses the relationship between value orientations of the Right-wing extremists with their personal qualities. The main emphasis was made on their relationship with the hostility feelings. The obtained results confirm the authors’ hypothesis about Right-wing extremists holding different value orientations from those of the young people of the same age group, who do not express right-wing political views. Value orientations showed weak correlations in the extremists group compared to the control group. The level of «physical aggression» was higher in the extremists group, whereas components of «anger» and «hostility» were on the same level with the control group or even lower. The observed level of hostility was extremely decreased in the study, but related to it values factors were increased. The decrease in hostility authors explain by the specifics of the research procedure, but also by the increase of some values parameters that were negatively correlated with hostility.

General Information

Keywords: right-wing extremism, values orientations, socialization, hostility, stimulation, universalism

Journal rubric: Juridical Psychology

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Dvoryanchikov N.V., Enikolopov S.N., Sokolskaya M.D., Fursova I.A. Value Orientations of the Right-Wing Extremists. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie = Psychological Science and Education, 2010. Vol. 15, no. 5, pp. 92–103. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Nikolay V. Dvoryanchikov, PhD in Psychology, Docent, Dean, Faculty of Legal and Forensic Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Sergey N. Enikolopov, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Head of Department of Clinical Psychology, Mental Health Research Center, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Maryana D. Sokolskaya, Student, Chair of Juridical Psychology, Juridical Psychology faculty, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education (MSUPE), Moscow, Russia, e-mail:

Irina A. Fursova, Student, Chair of Juridical Psychology, Juridical Psychology chair, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



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