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Belinskaya E.P. Informational socialization in adolescents: experience of using social networks and psychological well-being

Full text in Russian: Белинская Е.П. Информационная социализация подростков: опыт пользования социальными сетями и психологическое благополучие
Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

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Features of using social networks by teenagers and young adults are discussed; social-psychological consequences of such communication and their influence on the process of socialization in adolescents as a whole are analyzed. The results of empirical studies aimed at examination of relationship between parameters of psychological well-being and experience of communication in social networks are presented. It is noted that active inclusion of modern youth into informational space neutralizes a part of traditional features of adolescent socialization and is weakly connected with psychological well-being parameters except for loneliness experience and qualitative characteristics of communication.

Keywords: informational socialization, new information technology, internet communication, social networks, individual psychological well-being


The study was supported by Russian Foundation for Basic Research, project 13-0600272a "Social and information space: interrelation and interdependence".

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Received 3 July 2013. Date of publication: 19 August 2013.

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Belinskaya Elena P. Ph.D, Professor, Department of Social Psychology, Department of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, ul. Mokhovaya, 11, str. 9, 125009 Moscow, Russia.
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Belinskaya E.P. Information socialization of adolescents: the experience of using social networks and psychological well-being. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2013, Vol. 6, No. 30, p. 6. (in Russian, abstr. in English)

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