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Meshcheryakov D. A. Value Factors of Risk Propensity in Military University Cadets at Different Stages of Military-Professional Socialization. Izvestiya of Saratov University. Philosophy. Psychology. Pedagogy, 2020, vol. 20, iss. 4, pp. 414-421. DOI:

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Value Factors of Risk Propensity in Military University Cadets at Different Stages of Military-Professional Socialization

The study of the role of values through the prism of the problem of risk and risky behavior in the process of military-professional socialization of cadets is an interesting and important task of social psychology. Adherence to certain basic universal values, the formation of a willingness to take risks for them, or vice versa, their rejection, significantly affect the successful performance of service activities of military personnel, and therefore on society and the state as a whole. Therefore, the purpose of this research is to study changes in the value determination of risky and rational behavior in military University cadets in the process of military – professional socialization, to test the hypothesis that the behavior associated with risk and behavior associated with rationality are mainly due to different values. 182 cadets of the Saratov military Institute of the national guard of the Russian Federation took part in the study. Method. To study changes in the value determination of risky and rational behavior and identify the most important value predictors of risk readiness and rationality, we used the questionnaire “Personal decision factors” (LFR) by T. V. Kornilova, as well as the questionnaire by Sh. Schwartz (PVQ-R). Data processing was performed using the IBM SPSS Statistics Subscription program. Based on the conducted correlation and regression analysis, the complexity of the value determination of risky and rational behavior in the process of military-professional socialization was revealed, as well as the main factors – the values of risk readiness and rationality.


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