"Journal of Education Culture and Society" 2015_2


The attitude towards people of  other nations through the prism of the attitude to yourself


Olha Konyukh

Faculty of Philosophy, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv

Universytetska St. 1, Lviv, 79000, Ukraine

E-mail address: oliakonyukh@gmail.com



The article presents the results of theoretical analysis and empirical investigation of the relationship between self-attitude and attitude towards other people, including representatives of other nationalities. Self-attitude is viwed as a stable, emotionally charged of your own self. The interdependance of self-attitude indicators with the features of ethnic tolerance and the character of other individuals' attitude in complicated situations has been researched. Individuals with different self-image are shown to perceive their opponents just as they perceive their own personality. Perception and emotional attitude both to their own ethnic group and other ethnicities is closely related to the attitude of the individual to himself, and common factors in predisposition to criticism and condescension towards themselves and others.


Key words:

self-attitude, identity, self-consciousness, self-image, ethnic identity, tolerance, communicative tolerance, ethnic nihelism, ethnic egotism.


DOI: 10.15503/jecs20152.161.170      pdf full version