ISSN 2520-6265 (print)

ISSN 2520-6273 (online)


V. O. Vasiutynskyi, Doctor in Psychological Sciences, Professor,
Chief Researcher
Institute for Social and Political Psychology of NAES of Ukraine
ORCID: 0000-0002-9808-4550 Scopus ID: 57213606129


Article Information
Issue: 2(20) 2023, pages: 9-21
Language: Ukrainian
Received: 25.10.2023
1 st Revision: 01.11.2023
Accepted: 07.11.2023


Influentiality of agents of military and political events is considered as abilities to influence a course and results of military and political processes. This is not the agents' objective resources, but the abilities attributed to them by other participants of interactions. Influentiality includes the following signs: the objective state of affairs, the general value context of interaction, the subjective attachment of evaluators to the object of evaluation, and their negative attitudes towards the object. According to the data of two all-Ukrainian surveys, the value-orientational basis of Ukrainians' perception of influencity of agents of military and political events has been revealed. In February 2022 (on the eve of a large-scale war), 1,167 respondents were interviewed, in February 2023 – 1,147.
During the year, recognition of influencity of the Armed Forces of Ukraine grew most clearly. To a lesser extent, this was manifested in relation to the President of Ukraine, the Russian and Western leadership. Instead, influencity of oligarchic clans, pro-Western forces, as well as central (with the exception of the president) and local authorities decreased.
Four categories of the most influential subjects were identified: «Protectors» (the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the leadership of the USA and the EU), whose influencity is connected with the support of mass protests, market reform, and demands for the effectiveness of the government; Power (government and parliament), influencity of which correlates with support for market reforms and recognition of the effectiveness of the authorities; «Enemies» (Russian troops, traitors and collaborators), whose influencity is correlated with patriotic attitudes, condemnation of Russian aggression, support for mass protests, and ascertainment of insufficient effectiveness of Ukrainian resistance; «Others» (inhabitants of other regions and representatives of other ethnic groups), whose influencity is combined with a desire to improve the situation, anti-Russian attitudes, denial of compromises with the aggressor, and condemnation of other groups.
Patriotic and anti-Russian, (anti-) reformist, anti-corruption and protest, and dependent attitudes were decisive for assessing influencity of the agents of military and political events.
Key words:
assessment of influentiality, agents of military and political events, patriotic attitudes, reformist attitudes, protest attitudes.

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