How General is Control Balance Theory? Evidence from Ukraine

Lorine A. Hughes, Olena Antonaccio, Ekaterina V. Botchkovar

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This study tests control balance theory using interview data from a random sample of adults in a large city in Ukraine. This is the first empirical assessment of the theory to employ a random sample of adults in a nonwestern culture, and it is one of only two studies to incorporate Tittle’s theoretical revisions and measurement strategy for the control ratio. Although we found no evidence of a relationship between projected deviance and a dichotomous measure of control imbalance, respondents with a relatively large control imbalance were significantly more likely to project deviance than were other respondents. In addition, findings provide partial support for predicted contingent relationships involving constraint and self-control. We discuss possible ways in which the socio-cultural circumstances of Ukraine help to explain these findings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)950-975
Number of pages26
JournalJustice Quarterly
Volume32
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2 2015

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Keywords

  • Ukraine
  • control balance theory
  • cross-cultural

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How General is Control Balance Theory? Evidence from Ukraine. / Hughes, Lorine A.; Antonaccio, Olena; Botchkovar, Ekaterina V.

In: Justice Quarterly, Vol. 32, No. 6, 02.11.2015, p. 950-975.

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Hughes, LA, Antonaccio, O & Botchkovar, EV 2015, 'How General is Control Balance Theory? Evidence from Ukraine', Justice Quarterly, vol. 32, no. 6, pp. 950-975. https://doi.org/10.1080/07418825.2013.864696
Hughes, Lorine A. ; Antonaccio, Olena ; Botchkovar, Ekaterina V. / How General is Control Balance Theory? Evidence from Ukraine. In: Justice Quarterly. 2015 ; Vol. 32, No. 6. pp. 950-975.
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