Distrust to Vaссination Through the Prism of Parenthood

Distrust to Vaссination Through the Prism of Parenthood

Abdurakhmanova E.M.

Graduate Student, Trainee Researcher at the Center for Psychometrics and Measurement in Education, National Research University “Higher School of Economics”, Moscow, Russia. eabdurakhmanova@hse.ru

Alexandrova E.A.

Graduate Student, National Research University “Higher School of Economics”, Moscow, Russia. jennyalexandrova@mail.ru

Zvyagintsev R.S.

Graduate Student, Junior Researcher at the Pinsky Centre for General and Extracurricular Education, Institute of Education, National Research University “Higher School of Economics”, Moscow, Russia. rzvyagincev@hse.ru

Kersha Yu.D.

Graduate Student, Junior Researcher at the Pinsky Centre for General and Extracurricular Education, Institute of Education, National Research University “Higher School of Economics”, Moscow, Russia. ykersha@hse.ru

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Abdurakhmanova E.M., Alexandrova E.A., Zvyagintsev R.S., Kersha Yu.D. Distrust to Vaссination Through the Prism of Parenthood. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2021. No 7. P. 144-151


The authors deal with the distrust problem to vaccination through the prism of general differences in beliefs and attitudes related to parenthood, and through the study of attitudes to vaccination, the reasons for its refusal. The study used a Canadian questionnaire designed to measure the distrust level in the light of the most frequent conspiracy theories around vaccination. The questionnaire was translated into Russian and adapted for Russian samples, which is described in detail in the article, as well as the analysis of the psychometric qualities of the scale; construction of a regression equation to test the hypothesis that there is a relationship between the level of distrust to vaccinations and the status of the parent. The study was conducted on a sample of 321 respondents aged 18 to 63 years. The results show that people with children are more distrustful to vaccination when controlling socio-demographic characteristics.

children vaccination; parenthood; psychometric analysis; Rasch model; vaccination; vaccine distrust


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