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Danilova A. G., Mitina O. V. System analysis of value orientations of Russian culture according to the historical documents

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DOI 10.25688/2223-6872.2021.39.3.3






A. G. Danilova,



O. V. Mitina,

MSU, Moscow,



The article is devoted to the system analysis of value orientations of Russian culture, represented in the power discourse of the XVI–XX centuries, from the point of view of their dynamics. In foreign studies of value orientations, constructs representing the sub-dimensions of the basic value orientations of culture, identified by G. Hofstede, are theoretically predicted and empirically obtained. The content analysis of historical texts, based on the criteria of behavior and value preferences proposed by Hofstede, consistently shows a factor structure consisting of 16–20 factors. At the moment, it is relevant to study the stability of the structure of the basic dimensions of cultural value orientations and the conditions for their formation.

The article analyzed the structure of value orientations reflected in the texts of the domestic power discourse for the XVI–XX centuries, traced the time dynamics of values by factors. The analysis includes Russian and Soviet historical documents reflecting value orientations of representatives of the Russian government for 1500–2000 years. (chronicles, judicial records and legal documents, official and private correspondence). The content analysis of documents according to the characteristics of behavior patterns and cultural norms proposed by G. Hofstede was carried out. The data of the factor analysis are generalized over time periods of 25 years, graphs of time dynamics are constructed. A categorical structure corresponding to the constructs theoretically predicted in social psychology and reproduced the dimensions previously obtained on the material of historical texts is obtained. The temporal dynamics of value orientations by factors has the character of a complex oscillatory process. The independent temporal dynamics of individual subfactors included in the basic Hofstede factors is revealed.


Keywords: historical psychology; system analysis; content analysis; discourse analysis; power discourse; Russian historical texts of the XVI–XX centuries; the structure of the basic values of G. Hofstede; facets of basic dimensions.


For citation: Danilova A. G., Mitina O. V. System analysis of value orientations of Russian culture according to the historical documents // Systems Psychology and Sociology. 2021. № 3 (39). P. 32–51. DOI: 10.25688/2223-6872.2021.39.3.3


Danilova Anna Gennadievna, Editor of the abstract journal “Psychology”, senior researcher at theAll-Russian Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia.

E-mail: a_g_danilova@mail.ru

ORCID: 0000-0003-3548-372X

Mitina Olga Valentinovna, PhD in Psychology, Associate professor. Leading researcher at the Laboratory “Psychology of Communication” at the Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia.

E-mail: omitina@inbox.ru

ORCID: 0000-0002-2237-4404




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