Ist patriotischer Nationalstolz wünschenswert? Eine differenzierte Analyse seiner psychologischen Bedeutung

Christopher Cohrs, D. Dimitrova, T. Kalchevska, S. Kleinke, I. Tomova, M. Vasileva, B. Moschner

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Abstract

Previous studies found that patriotic national pride (e.g., pride in democracy) - as opposed to nationalistic national pride (e.g., pride in being German) - has an attenuating effect on ethnocentrism, which is desirable from a democratic standpoint. Here it is hypothesized (1) that patriotic pride can be ascribed to the three components national identification, importance of democratic aspects of Germany, and belief in existence of democratic aspects of Germany, and (2) that these components exert in part conflicting effects on ethnocentrism and other variables. In two questionnaire studies (N-1 = 121, N-2 = 150) it is shown that (1) the three components do predict patriotic national pride and (2) the democratically desirable effects of patriotic pride trace back primarily to the importance of democratic aspects. In conclusion, from a democratic standpoint, it is positive valuation of democratic aspects and not patriotic pride that should be nurtured.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-215
Number of pages15
JournalZeitschrift für Sozialpsychologie
Volume35
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Social Psychology

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    Cohrs, C., Dimitrova, D., Kalchevska, T., Kleinke, S., Tomova, I., Vasileva, M., & Moschner, B. (2004). Ist patriotischer Nationalstolz wünschenswert? Eine differenzierte Analyse seiner psychologischen Bedeutung. Zeitschrift für Sozialpsychologie, 35(4), 201-215. https://doi.org/10.1024/0044-3514.35.4.201