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Original scientific paper

Patriotism Types and Strength of Croatian National Identity

Renata FRANC orcid id orcid.org/0000-0002-1909-2393 ; Institute of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar, Zagreb
Ines IVIČIĆ orcid id orcid.org/0000-0002-3533-3660 ; Institute of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar, Zagreb
Vlado ŠAKIĆ ; Institute of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar, Zagreb


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Abstract

The first aim of this study is to explore the multidimensionality of
Croatian national identity, specifically the distinction between
critical and uncritical patriotism, and their relationships with
strength of national identity. The second aim of the study is to
explore multivariate relationships between two types of
patriotism with sociodemographic characteristics, religiosity,
political orientation, importance of personal and social identity,
and war traumas. The analyzed data were collected in May
2008 by survey on a national representative sample of Croatian
citizens (N=1000). Principal components analyses confirmed the
distinction between critical and uncritical patriotism, as relatively
independent dimensions which are both significantly correlated
with strength of national identity. Multivariate analyses confirmed
the distinction between critical and uncritical patriotism with
regard to possible determinants. The relatively most important
determinant of critical patriotism is the importance of personal
identity. In contrast, important predictors of uncritical patriotism
are political orientation, religiosity, importance of social identity
and ethnicity. With regard to its determinants, uncritical
patriotism is similar to strength of national identity, which can
also be predicted from the importance of social identity, ethnicity
and political orientation.

Keywords

critical patriotism; uncritical patriotism; personal identity; social identity; political orientation

Hrčak ID:

38952

URI

https://hrcak.srce.hr/38952

Publication date:

30.6.2009.

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