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Student
Title
Supervisor
Faculty
Educational Programme
Final Grade
Year of Graduation
Denis Unishkov
The Relationship Between Political Values and Personality Metatraits
Psychology
(Bachelor’s programme)
2018
This paper is dedicated to the study of the relationship between personality metatraits and core political values. The research problem lies in the fact that there are external (mass media, opinion of relatives and friends), and internal (psychological) factors that influence the formation of political values. This paper is focused on the study of internal psychological factors. The purpose of the study is to identify the relationship between personality metatraits and core political values. The novelty of this study is that this is the first empirical study of the relationship between personality metatraits and core political values. Besides, it is the first study in the field, which uses the method of assessing The Circumplex of Personality Metatraits. The empirical data were collected using the questionnaires of assessing "The Circumplex of Personality Metatraits" and "Core political values". The sample included 202 respondents aged 18 to 77 years living in Moscow. Then, using the linear regression method, the analysis of the data was performed. As a result, the relationship between the core political values and personality metatraits was revealed. The most interesting finding of the study is that the Beta-Plus metatrait (Plasticity) is the only one in this study that has relationships with all used political values. Moreover, it has negative relation to all conservative political values, except Free enterprise, and positive relation to all used liberal political values. Thus, the Beta-Plus metatrait (Plasticity) has the strongest relationship with core political values. In the second place there are Alfa-Minus (Disinhibition) and Gamma-Plus metatraits (Integration). In the third place - Alfa-Plus (Stability) and Gamma-Minus (Disharmony).

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