Development and Testing of the Methodology "Diagnostics of Signs of Youth Subculture in Small Social Groups"



The article presents the results of the development and testing of the author's methodology, designed to identify signs of youth subculture in a youth group and allow to characterize its type. The methodology is based on the idea that subcultural communities have a number of external and internal distinctive features, differ based on the level of social activity and orientation. The socio-psychological model of the youth subculture was updated, including organizational, socio-cultural and socio-practical components. The approbation took place on a sample of 284 people. The psychometric assessment of the technique allows us to speak of a sufficiently high level of its reliability, validity and internal consistency, which indicates the possibility of considering it as a measurement tool in psychological research.

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Keywords: youth subculture, prosocial behavior, values, intergroup interaction, reliability, internal consistency, validity

Journal rubric: Tools

Article type: scientific article


Funding. The study was carried out with the financial support of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) in the framework of the research project number 20-013-00073а.

Received: 03.12.2020


For citation: Logvinova M.I. Development and Testing of the Methodology "Diagnostics of Signs of Youth Subculture in Small Social Groups". Eksperimental'naâ psihologiâ = Experimental Psychology (Russia), 2022. Vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 216–230. DOI: 10.17759/exppsy.2022150414. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Margarita I. Logvinova, Postgraduate Student of the Chair of Psychology, Kursk State University, Kursk, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail: