Attitudes Towards The Governmental Authorities And Specific Features Of Self-Identification Of Business Support Programme Participants

Svetlana Litvina


The article presents the results of empirical research on the Russian  mentality. A regional  sampling  (inhabitants  of Tomsk region of the Russian Federation) provided the basisfor  investigating  the  attitude  towards  paternalism as concerning the governmental authorities and describing the psychological  profiles  of  its  two  empirical  types,  such  as"agreement paternalism" and "obedience paternalism". The interconnections  of  the  paternalistic  attitude, the Russian self­identity  structure,  and  certain  social­ demographic characteristics  have  been  analysed. The article describes specific  features  of  the paternalistic attitude and the self­identity  structure  of  the participants of a business support programme in the Russian Federation.


Paternalism, Attitude towards authorities, Mentality, Socio-psychological attitudes, Identity, Entrepreneurs

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