Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya • ISSN 2075-7999
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2018 Vol 11 Issue 60

Dubovskaya E.M., Kiseleva M.A. Social transitivity as a factor in the formation of a value structure in adolescence

Full text in Russian: Дубовская Е.М., Киселева М.А. Социальная транзитивность как фактор формирования ценностной структуры в юношеском возрасте

Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
FGBNU "Psychological Institute of Russian Academy of Education", Moscow, Russia 
Moscow State Regional University, Moscow, Russia

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The problem of youth values, their formation and content is one of the most traditional and remaining topical issue. Values ​​seem to be an obvious manifestation of the intersection of the regulation of the actions of a person and his environment. Those. numerous and diverse representations reflecting the social representations of different groups are appropriated by the individual and determine his concrete actions. Values ​​are formed under the influence of the social experience acquired by a person and manifest themselves in the goals, ideas, convictions of the personality and set the vector of personality development and the content side of its activity, defining the general approach of the person to himself, other people and the world as a whole, giving meaning and direction to his behavior and activities. The purpose of our study is to study the features of the contents of the value structure of students in Moscow and Petrozavodsk. These regions we saw as fundamentally different manifestations of social transitivity. The method used by S.Schwartz for the study of values, the scale of perception of social transitivity and a free essay on the theme "Modern world: diversity and similarity of people" were used in the work; The obtained results showed both similar in content values ​​of students in Moscow and Petrozavodsk, and specific for these regions representations. The most significant for Muscovites were such value blocks as independence, achievements, hedonism, security, and also kindness. For students from Petrozavodsk, the following values ​​are significant: independence, kindness, security, conformity, incentives, achievements, traditions, hedonism, universalism, power. On the whole, having confirmed the assumption about the role of transitivity in the process of formation of the value structure in adolescence, the data obtained allowed us to formulate the direction of further research in this field.

Keywords: values, social transitivity, socialization, youthful period of personality development


The study was supported by Russian Foundation for Basic Research, project 17-06-00077-ОГН\18.


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Received 22 June 2018. Date of publication: 25 August 2018.

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Dubovskaya Ekaterina M. Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Social Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, ul. Mokhovaya 11–9, 125009 Moscow, Russia; Senior Research Associate, FGBNU "Psychological Institute of Russian Academy of Education", ul. Mokhovaya, 9–4, 125009 Moscow, Russia.
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Kiseleva Maria A. Master, Department of Personality Development, Faculty of Psychology, Moscow State Regional University, ul. Radio, 10a, 105005 Moscow, Russia.
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Dubovskaya E.M., Kiseleva M.A. Social transitivity as a factor in the formation of a value structure in adolescence. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2018, Vol. 11, No. 60, p. 1. (in Russian, abstr. in English).

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