Problems of socialization of young people in the conditions of COVID-19



Socialization of young people is a rather complex process and is very significant for the whole society. The relevance of the study of the problems of socialization of young people in the context of the COVID 19 pandemic is due to the change and transformation of social norms and attitudes among modern youths as a new social reality. The article examines the process of socialization of young people through the prism of generational theories, and also analyzes data on global problems of the world's youngsters that arose during the COVID 19 pandemic and ways to support them. The authors came to the conclusion that, during the period of self-isolation, there was a transformation of the role of the media space in the learning process, as well as the assimilation by young people of traditional cultural values, norms formulated by the older generation. The authors pay special attention to the need to develop a trajectory for the transformation of training courses in the online space, contributing to the implementation of the structure of value transfer within the framework of intergenerational transactions. The results of the study showed that during the pandemic, new mechanisms for the socialization of young people appeared, which require being taken into account when working with this category and implementing measures to control them.

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Keywords: socialization, young people, theory of generations, socialization channel, COVID 19 pandemic, online space, internet, distance learning, media space, cultural values, attitudes, social norms

Journal rubric: Social Psychology

Article type: review article


For citation: Polosina A.A., Shilin A.Y. Problems of socialization of young people in the conditions of COVID-19 [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2021. Vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 48–56. DOI: 10.17759/jmfp.2021100305. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Anna A. Polosina, Senior Lecturer of the Department “Social Communication and Organization of Work with Young People”, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Artem Y. Shilin, Senior Lecturer of the Department “Social Communication and Organization of Work with Young People”, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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