Educational Acmeology. Developmental Psychology

Izvestiya of Saratov University.

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Leonova I. Y. Peculiarities of Representations about Unfamiliar People Depending on the Level of Interpersonal Trust. Izvestiya of Saratov University. Educational Acmeology. Developmental Psychology, 2015, vol. 4, iss. 3, pp. 238-241. DOI: 10.18500/2304-9790-2015-4-3-238-241

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Peculiarities of Representations about Unfamiliar People Depending on the Level of Interpersonal Trust

Leonova Irina Yu., Udmurt State University

We present the data of theoretical and empirical analysis of the problem of trust towards strangers. We present the results of the empirical research carried out on a sample of students enrolled in the Udmurt State University in Izhevsk     (N = 302, mean age = 24, 2 years, 30% of the sample were male, and 70% - female). Application of psycho-diagnostic tools: a questionnaire «The image of another person whom I trust» (I. Ju. Leonov), the technique of the «Scale of interpersonal (social) trust» (J. B. Rotter, adapted by S. G. Dostovalov) allowed to reveal the specifics of perceiving the subjects of trust towards a stranger, depending on their level of interpersonal trust. It is established that a person with a high level of interpersonal trust is more likely to grant to a stranger such qualities as reliable, significant, understanding, sensual, sociable, active, confident, open. A personality manifesting distrust of others tends to think of a stranger as unreliable, insignificant, misunderstanding, dangerous, unsociable, passive, un-confident and closed.


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