ARTICLE TITLE: Basic Values and Attitude toward Corruption: Cross-Cultural Analysis
AUTHORS: Tatarko A. , Mironova A.
ABSTRACT: This research is aimed at finding the cultural and psychological factors that influence individual attitudes towards corruption. The following research methods were applied: 1) PVQ-R (Shalom H. Schwartz); 2) Methods of assessing the acceptability of corruption behavior (author's proprietary method). The sample includes several subgroups: Russians (N=269), Latvians (N=178), Germans (N=101), and French (N=108). Multigroup structural equation modeling was used for data processing. The research revealed a number of regular patterns for the four groups under consideration. ConformityRules and UniversalismConcern values were negatively related to the acceptability of corruption. These values act as limiters for corruption behavior. The report also describes culture-specific relations between values and the acceptability of corruption. For instance, PowerResources values were positively related to the acceptability of corruption.
KEYWORDS: corruption , corruption behavior , individual values , corruption acceptability , cross-cultural analysis