The economic and political transformation following the fall of the socialist bloc has affected health and average life expectancy differently in former socialist countries. In nations where reforms led to true political and economic liberalization, health indicators are higher than in countries with hybrid regimes, according to a study by Vladimir Kozlov, a Research Fellow at HSE’s Laboratory of Social and Demographic Policies, and Dina Balalaeva, an Assistant Professor in the School of Political Science.
February 02, 2015
Addiction to love may be as dangerous as alcohol or drug addiction. A person in a dependent relationship compensates for their internal deficiency, but at the same time gradually works themselves into exhaustion. By many indicators, love addiction can be attributed as a clinical disorder that can be cured by means of professional psychological help. This discovery was made in a recent study by Svetlana Skvortskova, a graduate of the Master’s programme in the HSE School of Psychology, and Vladimir Shumskiy, Associate Professor at the HSE Department of Psychology of Personality.
January 30, 2015
Russians would like their children to value achievement and wealth more than they themselves do. This stems from the reality and norms of modern life, Maxim Rudnev and Alexandra Savelkayeva from HSE’s Laboratory for Comparative Studies of Mass Consciousness noted in a study on intergenerational value transmission.
January 28, 2015
Attitudes towards family and sexual norms vary widely across the former Soviet Union republics. At the country level, economic development and the level of religiosity both help to determine attitudes, while age plays an important role at the individual level. Middle-aged people tend to be more liberal than those who are older or younger, according to a study conducted by Sofia Lopatina, Veronica Kostenko, and Eduard Ponarin of the HSE's Laboratory for Comparative Social Research (LCSR) in St. Petersburg.
January 12, 2015
People who work in the tourism industry recognize values that matter to companies, but do not always share them. In fact, in recent years, the tourism business is in a complex condition, and a values-based approach could benefit companies working in this sector, research carried out by Kira Reshetnikova and Marina Predvoditeleva, of the HSE Faculty of Management, indicates
December 29, 2014
Employee engagement is essential to company performance. Mid-level managers tend to be the most engaged type of employees, according to a study by Veronica Kabalina and Ludmila Cheglakova of the HSE's Faculty of Management.
December 15, 2014
Burnout is a major problem affecting many people today;
it is often associated with the accelerating pace of life, society's obsession
with consumption, and the pursuit of success. Burnout can equally affect an
office employee stuck in a monotonous job and a successful yet disillusioned
entrepreneur, according to Alfried A. Laengle, Professor of the HSE's
Department of Psychology of Personality and author of the report 'Burnout: Ashes after the Fireworks.
Existential and Analytical Understanding and Prevention'
December 02, 2014
Followers of older, more established religions are less likely to commit
suicide than adepts of newer faiths. Factors influencing the risk of suicide
include a feeling of isolation from the majority and a belief in life after
death, according to a study by Eduard Ponarin, Director of the HSE's Laboratory
for Comparative Social Research (LCSR) in St. Petersburg, and Vassily Usenko,
M.D., Ph.D., from Dnipropetrovsk
December 01, 2014
The values of migrants in Europe are more affected by their host country than by the country where the migrants were born and raised. In other words, the sociocultural environment migrants live in changes their value systems, Maksim Rudnev, a Senior Research Fellow in HSE’s Laboratory for Comparative Studies in Mass Consciousness, said in the study ‘Value Adaptation among Intra-European Migrants. The Role of Country of Birth and Country of Residence’
November 24, 2014
million Russians would be prepared to move from cities to the countryside if
offered the same living standards in terms of income and available
infrastructure. While these conditions cannot be met in Russia at the moment,
it is still possible for the government to take steps to encourage urban
dwellers to move to rural communities, according to the study Motives, Conditions and Consequences of
Migration from the Cities to the Countryside in Russia by Maria
Neuvazhaeva, Masters' graduate of the HSE's Faculty of Sociology
October 16, 2014
The 2008-2009 financial crisis could have affected people's values; however, researchers have not yet found any such changes in Europe. A study by Maksim Rudnev and Vladimir Magun of the HSE's Laboratory for Comparative Studies in Mass Consciousness and Peter Schmidt, former head of the HSE's Laboratory for Socio-Cultural Research, suggests that the recent financial crisis may have a delayed effect on society's values
October 13, 2014
Most Russians are confident that they only consume legally-produced
spirits. The proportion of Russians who consciously purchase counterfeit or
bootleg liquor remains relatively small. However, the percentage of those who
are either unsure that their drink is the genuine article, or who don't care
whether it's fake or genuine, is relatively high. This is what Senior Research
Fellow at the HSE's Laboratory for Studies in Economic Sociology Zoya
October 02, 2014