Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya • ISSN 2075-7999
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Voiskounsky A.E., Evdokimenko A.S., Fedunina N.Yu. Ethical orientation of adolescents and young adults in social networks

Full text in Russian: Войскунский А.Е., Евдокименко А.С., Федунина Н.Ю. Этическая направленность подростков и молодежи в социальных сетях
Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia
Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia

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The article deals with psychological operationalization of the "ethical square" model (comprising hedonistic, utilitarian, perfectionistic and altruistic orientations) and its application to cyberethics in research on moral orientations of adolescents and young adults (15–25 years old), who actively participate in social network. 42 active users of social network took part in the study. Narratives of semi-structured interviews related to moral dilemma discussion were analyzed qualitatively and quantitatively. Gender and age differences referring basically to perfectionism were found: moreover perfectionism was observed primarily in females. Age differences refer mainly to the youngest group of the subjects (15–17 years old), which lack perfectionism units and use self-categories more often than categories referring to others. In addition, the youngest subjects do not address to the category of perfectionism in discussion of behavior in social networks.

Keywords: ethics, moral behavior, social networks, cyberethics, ethical square, hedonism, utilitarianism, perfectionism, altruism

 

Funding
The study was supported by the Russian Foundation for Humanities, project 14-06-00740.


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Received 18 May 2014. Date of publication: 30 October 2014.

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Voiskounsky Aleksandr E., Ph.D., Senior Research Associate, Department of General Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, ul. Mokhovaya, 11, str. 9, 125009 Moscow, Russia.
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Evdokimenko Aleksandr S., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Higher School of Economics (National Research University), ul. Myasnitskaya, 20, 101000 Moscow, Russia.
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Fedunina Nataliya Yu., Ph.D, Leading Research Associate, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, ul. Sretenka, 29, 107045 Moscow, Russia.
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Voiskounsky A.E., Evdokimenko A.S., Fedunina N.Yu. Ethical orientation of adolescents and young adults in social networks. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2014, Vol. 7, No. 37, p. 2. http://psystudy.ru (in Russian, abstr. in English).

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