The Hypocritical Consciousness and the Emancipatory Aims of the Soviet Society

  • Vylius Leonavičius
  • Apolonijus Žilys
Keywords: hypocrisy, society of soviet period, materialistic and post-materialistic values


The material and the post-material values of the young generation in the last Soviet decade are analysed according to the theory of human development and compared with the values of the rest of the society. They are further analysed in light of hypocritical dispositions that developed systematically during the Soviet period. The study uses the data of the European Value Survey of 1990. The youngest cohort more preferred post-material values and declared emancipatory aims, but also was more in favour of breaking social norms than the older generation.