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Social Psychology and Society

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 2221-1527

ISSN (online): 2311-7052


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The Role of National Identity and Attitudes towards Immigrants in Economic Beliefs of Russians: An Empirical Model 1090


Grigoryan L.K.
PhD Student, Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences, Jacobs University Bremen, Bremen, Germany

Lepshokova Z.K.
PhD in Psychology, Leading Research Fellow, Center for Socio-Cultural Research, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia

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.

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

Column: Experimental Research

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