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Shamionov R. M., Grigorieva M. V. Interconnection between Discriminatory Attitudes of an Individual and Socio-Demographic Characteristics, Socio-Political and Socio-Economic Preferences. Izvestiya of Saratov University. Educational Acmeology. Developmental Psychology, 2018, vol. 7, iss. 4, pp. 326-332. DOI:

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Interconnection between Discriminatory Attitudes of an Individual and Socio-Demographic Characteristics, Socio-Political and Socio-Economic Preferences


Discriminatory attitudes, which are common for the society, inhibit social, cultural, and economic development. It is a significant risk factor in the system of interpersonal and social relationships. That is why it is important to analyse the determinants of discriminatory attitudes of individuals and groups for scientific explanation and development of practical recommendations in the field of social management and risk management. The purpose of the study is to analyse the interconnection between discriminatory attitudes and socio-demographic characteristics, socio-political and socioeconomic preferences of an individual. The study involved 212 people (the average age is 28.9 ± 11.2 years, 36% of them men). In the course of the study we used the questionnaire developed by the authors, scales of discriminatory attitudes, socio-political and socio-economic attitudes, a scale of subjective economic well-being by V. A. Hashchenko. All the scales have been checked for substantial validity and reliability. The study showed that socio-demographic characteristics are associated with discriminatory attitudes in different ways (income and age are mostly positively related to a number of attitudes, while education is negatively related to them). The most important factor in the manifestation of discriminatory attitudes on various grounds is commitment to the ethnic group. It was established that socio-economic attitudes are less than socio-political ones associated with discriminatory attitudes. Socio-economic attitudes are associated with economic discrimination (high-income individuals) and personified political discrimination (politicians). Discriminatory attitudes on various grounds (language, behavior, migration, etc.) are caused by dissatisfaction with political processes, the preference for «strong» power, active civil position, and low assessment of the prospects for realization of their cultural, national, and religious interests in Russia.


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