Trust us, we know what we are doing: institutional trust in Croatia during the COVID-19 crisis

Bovan, Kosta and Baketa, Nikola and Kovačić, Marko and Čorkalo Biruški, Dinka (2022) Trust us, we know what we are doing: institutional trust in Croatia during the COVID-19 crisis. Southeast European and Black Sea studies, 22 (3). pp. 381-402. ISSN 1468-3857 (Print) ; 1743-9639 (Online)

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/14683857.2022.2044670

Abstract

IN ENGLISH: Low levels of trust in institutions in a post-socialist context is a relatively well-documented finding across various disciplines. Building upon this, the paper adds new insights to this discussion by contextualizing institutional trust amidst the COVID-19 pandemic in Croatia. Relying on the results from the national probabilistic sample, the authors explore how three sets of predictors – socio-demographic variables, individual characteristics (i.e., motivational orientations of authoritarianism and social dominance), and participants’ experiences during the coronavirus pandemic determine the level of trust in public institutions. Results unequivocally showcase a fairly weak relationship between authoritarianism and social dominance orientation with institutional trust, unlike situational experiences, which play the most significant role in explaining levels of institutional trust. Contrary to authors’ expectations, adherence to measures and worries about catching the COVID-19 disease in the future were not predictive for institutional trust. --------------- IN CROATIAN: Niska razina povjerenja u institucije u postsocijalističkom je kontekstu relativno dobro dokumentiran nalaz u različitim disciplinama. Temeljem toga, članak dodaje nove uvide u ovu raspravu, stavljajući u kontekst institucionalno povjerenje tijekom COVID-19 pandemije u Hrvatskoj. Oslanjajući se na rezultate iz nacionalnog probabilističkog uzorka, autori istražuju kako tri skupa prediktora – socio-demografske varijable, individualne karakteristike (npr., motivacijske orijentacije autoritarnosti i društvene dominacije), te iskustva sudionika tijekom pandemije koronavirusa određuju razinu povjerenja u javne institucije. Rezultati jednoglasno pokazuju prilično slabu vezu između autoritarnosti i društvene dominacije i institucionalnog povjerenja, za razliku od situacijskih iskustava koja igraju najvažniju ulogu u objašnjavanju razina institucionalnoga povjerenja. Suprotno očekivanjima autora, poštivanje mjera i zabrinutost zbog obolijevanja od bolesti COVID-19 u budućnosti nisu bili prediktivni za institucionalno povjerenje.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Language: English. - Title in Croatian: Vjerujte nam, znamo što radimo: institucionalno povjerenje u Hrvatskoj tijekom COVID-19 krize.
Uncontrolled Keywords: COVID-19, pandemic, crisis, Croatia, institutional trust (COVID-19, pandemija, kriza, Hrvatska, institucionalno povjerenje)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Depositing User: Karolina
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2022 12:26
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2022 13:59
URI: http://idiprints.knjiznica.idi.hr/id/eprint/985

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