The peculiarities of valuable orientations of a personality at teenage and youthful age



The goal was to study person's valuable orientations at teenage and youthful age. The research was carried out in the context of the Shwarts theory of values. In the research took part 254 subjects in the age of from 14 till 19, 133 teenagers (121 people in the age of from 17 till 19 years), the students Moscow, Samara and Shatura universities, including 136 young men (43 %) and 178 girls (57 %). Shwarts test of values was used. The author carried out the comparative analysis of hierarchy of values of modern Russian teenagers and models of pancultural consensus. The age and gender features of teenagers and young men valuable sphere are were revealed and their relation with the features of a social situation of development and developmental tasks was shown.

General Information

Keywords: values, valuable orientations, motivational types, teenage age, youthful age, gender distinctions

Journal rubric: Developmental Psychology

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Molchanov S.V. The peculiarities of valuable orientations of a personality at teenage and youthful age. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie = Psychological Science and Education, 2005. Vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 16–25. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


  1. Belinskaya E.P., Tihomandrickaya O.A. Social'naya psihologiya lichnosti. M., 2001.
  2. Sobkin V.S., Pisarskii P.S. Cennostnye ori entacii starsheklassnikov nachala 90h. Kross kul'turnoe sopostavlenie // Cennostnonorma tivnye orientacii sovremennogo starsheklassnika: Trudy po sociologii obrazovaniya. M., 1993. T.1. Vyp. 2.
  3. Tihomandrickaya O.A., Dubovskaya E.M. Osobennosti social'nopsihologicheskogo izu cheniya cennostei kak elementov kognitivnoi i motivacionnopotrebnostnoi sfery / Mir psihologii. 1999. № 3.
  4. Erikson E. Identichnost': yunost' i krizis. M., 1996.
  5. El'konin D.B. Izbrannye psihologicheskie trudy. M., 1989.
  6. Schwartz, S.H., Bilsky W. Toward a theory of the universal content and structure of values: Extensions and crosscultural replications // Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 1990. Vol. 58.
  7. Schwartz S.H., Bardi A. Value hierarchies across cultures. Taking a similarities perspective // Journal of Crosscultural psychology. 2001. Vol. 32. № 3.

Information About the Authors

Sergey V. Molchanov, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Department of Developmental Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



Total: 6669
Previous month: 41
Current month: 43


Total: 5281
Previous month: 54
Current month: 30