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Summary: For the first time Research "Croatian Ethnicity and Patters
ofCultural Behaviour in Region of Istria and Kvarner" (chakavianCroatia) in
the post-communist period deals systematically withthe interrelation of
social manifestations of ethnicity, itscultural values and cultural
behaviour. The above mentionedresearch is primary empiric with the basic
method of aquestionnaire. Particular segments will be exmanined by
methodsof histocical research, by a case analysis and by analysis of
theprimary literature concerning a problem.
Research should offer general insight into a problem concerning aregion
which has not been examined systematically up to now.
Keywords: Ethnicity, culture, cultural values, patterns of cultural behaviour, cultural profiles, cultural needs.
Research goals: 1. Defining the notion of ethnicity as a historical
and present occurrence. 2. The analysis of cultural values of various ethic
groups. 3. The problem of formation of cultural values. 4. The description
of patterns of cultural behaviour. 5. The assessment of interrelation
between cultural valeus and patterns of cultural behaviour.