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Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

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Psychological characteristics of information security of adolescents with deviant behavior 634

Bogdanovich N.V.
PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Chair of Forensic Psychology, Department of Forensic Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia

Budykin A.V.
Graduate, Department of Legal Psychology , Moscow State University of Psychology and Education , Moscow, Russia

The article adduces a research of psychological characteristics of information security of adolescents with deviant and normative behavior. 46 people from two Moscow schools were examined with a complex of four methods, one of which was the “Information Security Questionnaire" - is used for the first time. In addition, two experimental subgroups viewed videos about Internet security rules and then it was assessed how much it had influenced the responses of adolescents to spam mailing. A conclusion based on the obtained results was made, that adolescents with deviant behavior are less likely (in comparison with adolescents with normative behavior) to be exposed to negative information because of their personal characteristics and distrust of others. However, for the same reason, they are less susceptible to persuasive educational impact, including those related to information security on the Internet. Thus, it is teenagers with normative behavior who are the ones who need information security education, and the effectiveness of such education should be tested with various psychological methods.

Keywords: information security, deviant behaviour, problems of adolescence, education.

Column: Juvenile Legal Psychology


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