Magdalena Żemojtel-Piotrowska, PhD Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw, Poland
Keynote Lecture: Three-Dimensional Model of Entitlement Attitudes: Insights from Three International Projects Wednesday, April 4th | 17:00-18:00 | Wóycickiego Campus
Starting in 2009 a cross-cultural part of validating three-dimensional model of entitlement, our team could not predict that after near ten-year research we will finish with the data collected in three international projects from over 60 countries and 30,000 participants. In current presentation I will summarize basic findings from three projects: (1) Entitlement and values conducted in 28 countries (2009-2011); (2) Entitlement and well-being conducted in 42 countries; and (3) Self-enhancement cross-cultural project conducted in 53 countries. I will discuss cultural map of entitlement dimensions (active, passive and revenge), cultural and socio-economic correlates, relationship to self-enhancement versus self-transcendence values, hedonic and eudaimonic well-being and narcissism. Our data support the thesis that entitlement serves as an adaptation to difficult economic conditions, and all of three forms have different psychological meaning: from (1) active entitlement related to agency, grandiosity and good psychological adjustment, through (2) passive entitlement, which is related to communal aspects of psychological functioning and unrelated to psychological adjustment, finishing with (3) maladaptive revenge entitlement associated to poor psychological adjustment, and relatively independent from cultural conditions.