Holiness representation in modern children and their parents: towards a research methodology

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Abstract

Theoretical consideration of the phenomenon of holiness at different levels of methodology (general scientific principles and forms of research, specific discipline research level and operational level) led the author to the conclusion that the traditional socio-psychological questionnaires on human values sphere are not relevant to the problem, and there is a need for new approaches that reflect personal semantic sphere of human existence, get and as close as possible to those essential characteristics of holiness that are prevalent in representations of modern people. The article pointed the issue of possibilities of solving the scientific and methodological problem of studying the various aspects of the spiritual and moral development of a person, presented an innovative author's technique to study the views on the holiness in people of different age groups, and the results of its application on the basis of educational institutions and Orthodox schools, revealed the phenomenon of mismatch between ideas about the ideal norm and real choice of respondents.

General Information

Keywords: representation of holiness, scientific methodology and its levels, ideal development norm, characteristic quality, virtue qualities, rejoicing

Journal rubric: Psychology of Religion

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/psyedu.2014060126

For citation: Abramenkova V.V. Holiness representation in modern children and their parents: towards a research methodology [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie psyedu.ru [Psychological Science and Education psyedu.ru], 2014. Vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 229–237. DOI: 10.17759/psyedu.2014060126. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Vera V. Abramenkova, Doctor of Psychology, Professor at the Developmental Psychology chair, Educational Psychology faculty, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Chief Researcher of the Institute of Psychological and Pedagogical Problems of Childhood, Corresponding Member of Manpo, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: verabram@mail.ru

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