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Psychological-Educational Studies

Former Title: Psychological Science and Education

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (online): 2587-6139


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Psychological Characteristics of the Manifestation of Civil Position in Early and Late Youth 238

Kochetova Y.A.
PhD in Psychology, Master of Psychological and Pedagogical Education of the The Sapienza University of Rome, clinical psychologist, assistant professor chair of developmental psychology by L.F. Obukhova, Moscow state psychological-pedagogical University, Moscow, Russia

Emelianova E.A.
Lecturer, Department named after Prof. L.F. Obukhova, faculty of educational psychology, Moscow state University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia

The problem of civil position formation is one of the most important tasks of the state and society. There are not enough references to the studies of the specifics and forms of civic activity in the psychological literature. The aim of this research is to study the psychological aspects of citizenship manifestation in early and late youth. The hypothesis was the assumption that the indicators of the civic activity formation increase during the transition from early adolescence to youth and decrease in the period of late adulthood. The study involved 729 subjects (217 boys and 512 girls). The research method is an ascertaining experiment using the "Models of measurement of citizenship: diagnostics of civic activity" questionnaire. On the basis of the obtained results, we can make the conclusion about the formation of the civil position of schoolchildren and students, their active attitude to social reality. The results of the experiment allow us to state that the highest level of development has the parameter of civic activity "the presence of moral guidelines", which decreases in late youth. The presented study can serve as a basis for further study of the issue of civic activity and its psychological regularity. The obtained results can be useful for further practical development, as well as used in training courses on pedagogical psychology and developmental psychology.

Keywords: ego-identity, civil position, self-determination, civic activity

Column: Educational Psychology


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