ARTICLE TITLE: Socio-psychological capital of the person and acculturation expectations (the example of Russian Moscovites)
AUTHORS: Tatarko A. , Lepshokova Z. , Dubrov D. , Chuvashov S.
ABSTRACT: A study has been conducted on the role of the socio-psychological capital as a moderator of the relationship of attitudes to ethnic diversity and such acculturation expectations as integration, segregation, assimilation, exclusion". We suggested that people with different levels of social and psychological capital, there is a different in the relationship of attitudes to ethnic diversity and acculturation expectations. The sample of the study consisted of 198 Russian respondents (59 men and 139 women), who were born or lived more than 10 years in Moscow. Instruments includes questionnaires for staying trust [Yamagishi 1998]; civil identity [Roccas 1997]; prosocial orientation [Rushton, Chrisjohn, Fekken 1981]; formal networks [Häuberer 2011]; questionnaire to assess acceptance of the ethnic diversity [Florack, Bless, Piontkowski 2003]; J. Berrys questionnaire for evaluation of the acculturation expectations [Lebedeva, Tatarko 2009]. The study demonstrated that such components of the socio-psychological capital, as trust and prosocial orientation, are moderators of the relationship between attitudes towards ethnic diversity and acculturation expectations. The paper considers the meaning of the revealed moderation
KEYWORDS: trust , socio-psychological capital of a person , acculturation expectations , ethnic diversity