The Role of National Identity and Attitudes towards Immigrants in Economic Beliefs of Russians: An Empirical Model



This paper focuses on the testing of the model of interrelations between national identity, attitudes toward immigrants and economic beliefs of Russians. Basing upon the structural equation modeling, it was confirmed that: patriotism is connected with positive attitudes towards immigrants, while nationalism is connected with negative ones; there is a positive relationship between subjective economic well-being and positive attitudes towards immigrants at the individual level; the effect of nationalism on the attitude towards economic self¬dependence is mediated by negative attitudes towards immigrants.

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Keywords: national identity, nationalism, patriotism, immigrants, prejudice, economic self-dependence, mediation model.

Journal rubric: Experimental Research

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Grigoryan L.K., Lepshokova Z.K. The Role of National Identity and Attitudes towards Immigrants in Economic Beliefs of Russians: An Empirical Model . Sotsial'naya psikhologiya i obshchestvo = Social Psychology and Society, 2012. Vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 5–20. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Lusine K. Grigoryan, MA in Psychology, PhD Student, Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences, Jacobs University Bremen, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:

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:



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