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Alexander Tatarko1, Germogen Rodionov1
  • 1 National Research University Higher School of Economics, 20 Myasnitskaya Str., Moscow, 101000, Russian Federation

Social and Psychological Capital and Acculturation Expectations of the Host Population

2017. Vol. 14. No. 3. P. 519–535 [issue contents]

The objective of the present research was the search of the relationships between various types of trust and acculturation expectations of the host population (according to J. Berry). The theoretical basis of the work was: the conception of social-psychological capital of personality, the theory of social capital and the theory of acculturation by J. Berry. The sample consisted of 111 Russians, 43.3% of which were males, 57.7% were females. Age median was 21 y.o. The participants of the study were asked to fill in questionnaires. The questionnaires allowed to measure three types of trust (generalized, social, institutional), as well as four acculturation expectations (“integration”, “assimilation”, “segregation” and “exclusion”). The empirical data were processed with multiple regression analysis. The results of the study showed that any of the three types of trust were connected to acculturation expectations “assimilation”. With “integration” only social trust was positively connected, while institutional and generalized were not (the hypothesis H1 was supported partially). We didn’t find any negative connections of various types of trust with acculturation expectations “segregation” and “exclusion”. But we found positive links of institutional trust with acculturation expectations, though initially we supposed that these links would be negative. The acquired results are discussed in the article, and the explanation is given to the nature of these interactions, which initially we were not supposed to receive.

Citation: Tatarko A., Rodionov G. (2017) Social and Psychological Capital and Acculturation Expectations of the Host Population. Psychology. Journal of Higher School of Economics, vol. 14, no 3, pp. 535-551 (in Russian)
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