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Intergenerational Transmission of Values in Urban and Rural Area (the Case of Russia)


  • Dmitrii Dubrov

    () (National Research University Higher School of Economics)

  • Alexander Tatarko

    () (National Research University Higher School of Economics)


This paper examines the role of the place of living (rural or urban) and its socio-cultural context in determining the parent-adolescent child value similarity. We interviewed representatives of two generations: parents and adolescent children from 90 families in Moscow and 62 families in villages (n=304 people). Our findings indicate the influence of the socio-cultural context on the transmission of values. Conservation values are primarily transmitted from parents to children in more traditional, rural contexts. Openness to change, Self-Enhancement and Self-Transcendence values are transmitted from parents to children mainly in urban contexts. The perceived psychological closeness between parents and adolescents (adolescent perception) predicts value transmission in urban and rural contexts. All values of adolescents are more similar to the values of peers than parents, in both urban and rural contexts.

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  • Dmitrii Dubrov & Alexander Tatarko, 2016. "Intergenerational Transmission of Values in Urban and Rural Area (the Case of Russia)," HSE Working papers WP BRP 68/PSY/2016, National Research University Higher School of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:hig:wpaper:68psy2016

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    individual values; intergenerational transmission of values; value similarity; socialization; parents; adolescents;

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