Value orientation and personality maturity of young people with varying degrees of political activity

UT Research Journal. Humanities Research. Humanities


Release:

2016, Vol. 2. №1

Title: 
Value orientation and personality maturity of young people with varying degrees of political activity


About the authors:

Galina I. Moreva, Cand. Sci. (Psych.), Associate Professor, Department of General and Social Psychology Institute of Psychology and Pedagogy, Tyumen State University; gaga53@mail.ru

Vera B. Sotrueva, Master of Sci. (Psych.), Institute of Psychology and Pedagogy, Tyumen State University; kafedra-dotsenko@mail.ru

Abstract:

Nowadays it is possible to observe the contradictory phenomena, when the activity of young electors goes down during the elections, young people demonstrate a mistrust to the political structures, and the amount of the young people involved in the political organizations activity still remains at a low level. Apart from that one can see a high enough level of the public’s destructive activity, including protesting, as in the street protest acts, which easily turn into calls for mutiny and power takeover, as it on the Bolotnaya Square in 2012. The article presents an attempt to study the features of young of different political activity.
Such descriptions as value-semantic orientation, the level of personality maturity is in its different displays, and participating (or abstinence) motivation in the political life of society have been studied. 
The research results allow to talk about the presence of such general features, which are specific to the age-related features of the young people, social state peculiarities, as well as the special ones, which are defined by the level of activity in the society’s political life.

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