Value and Semantic Factors of Participation in Volunteer Activities of Students of Russian Universities

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Abstract

The article provides an in-depth review of the scientific literature devoted to the analysis of the values of students of Russian universities engaged in volunteering. The conclusions of an experimental study that was conducted to solve the problem of determining the factors that contribute to the orientation of young people to volunteer activities are formulated (on the basis of the “Questionnaire of Terminal Values” by I.G. Senin). The evaluation of the results of the mathematical and statistical analysis of the questionnaires by 400 respondents (from 19 to 26 years of age, including 184 men and 216 women) confirms the theory that there are significant differences in the structures of personal values of youth engaged in volunteer activities and those who are not prone to it. In addition, the weak influence of the gender factor was revealed, as well as a slight relationship between the work experience of Russian university students in volunteer organizations and some values, whose position in the value hierarchy of newcomers and experienced volunteers does not coincide.

General Information

Keywords: volunteer activities, psychological characteristics, individual personality features, the determinants of volunteering

Journal rubric: Scientific and Methodological Support for the Professional Activities of Teacher-Psychologists

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/bppe.2023200112

Received: 10.03.2023

Accepted:

For citation: Palkin K.A. Value and Semantic Factors of Participation in Volunteer Activities of Students of Russian Universities [Elektronnyi resurs]. Vestnik prakticheskoi psikhologii obrazovaniya = Bulletin of Psychological Practice in Education, 2023. Vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 117–128. DOI: 10.17759/bppe.2023200112. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Konstantin A. Palkin, Degree Seeking Applicant, Faculty of Psychology of Education, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0009-0007-1136-8328, e-mail: pkonstantinanatolevich@mail.ru

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