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Drobovtseva M.V., Kotova M.V. The interrelation between national and ethnic identity among Russian citizens: sociocultural factors as moderators

Full text in Russian: Дробовцева М.В., Котова М.В. Взаимосвязь гражданской и этнической идентичности россиян: факторы социокультурного контекста

Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia

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This study aims are to identify and test sociocultural factors that moderate the link between national and ethnic identity among Russians. We suggest that interrelation between national and ethnic identity is a representation of intergroup relations, which, in turn, allow us to regard J.Berry’s cultural, historical, political and economic components of sociocultural context as moderators of this interrelation. The empirical test of this assumption shows that economic optimism (economic component) and perceived national discrimination (historical component) moderate the link between the two identities by making it stronger. Other elements of sociocultural context, described by Berry, show less clear patterns.

Keywords: national identity, ethnic identity, moderating factors of the interrelation between national and ethnic identity, Russia


We are grateful to Lusine Grigoryan for her help with data analysis.

The article was prepared within the framework of the Basic Research Program at the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE) and supported within the framework of a subsidy by the Russian Academic Excellence Project '5-100'.


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Received 14 January  2016. Date of publication: 28 June 2016.

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Drobovtseva Mariya V. Research Intern, International Scientific-Educational Laboratory for Socio-Cultural Research, Expert Institute, Higher School of Economics (National Research University), Volgogradsky pr., 46b, 109316 Moscow, Russia.
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Kotova Marina V. Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, School of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Higher School of Economics (National Research University), Volgogradsky pr., 46b, 109316 Moscow, Russia.
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Drobovtseva M.V., Kotova M.V. The interrelation between national and ethnic identity among Russian citizens: sociocultural factors as moderators. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2016, Vol. 9, No. 47, p. 1. (in Russian, abstr. in English).

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