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Value-based Meaningful Characteristics of Social Activity of Youth, Depending on the Forms of Its Manifestation

Arendachuk Irina V., Saratov State University

The purpose of the study presented in the article was to identify the similarities and differences in value-based meaningful characteristics that determine the different forms of social activity of youth. The results of an empirical study performed on a sample of young people aged 18–25 (N = 80) are presented. The study of the youth’s social activity is performed with the help of the original questionnaire; its life-purpose characteristics are analyzed with the help of the lifepurpose orientations test by D. A. Leontev, the existence scale by A. Langle and C. Orgler, methods “Life purpose” by O. I. Motkov. Value orientations are studied using the methods “Diagnostics of the real structure of personality’s value orientations” by S. S. Bubnova and “Personality Profile” by Sh. Schwartz. It has been established that the educational and developmental, Internet- network, civil, socio-economic, leisure and altruistic forms of youth activity positively correlate with the life-meaning orientations, indicators of existential fullness of life and socially-oriented values. It is shown in the article that religious and leisure forms of activity are mostly determined by beliefs about the manageability of life and the orientation towards the realization of life’s predestination; socio-political activity is aimed at achieving positive changes in society. The author revealed differences in the value-based meaningful determinants of various forms of social activity that designate their direction. The results of the research can be used to organize different types of socially useful activities of youth, considering their basic values and life aspirations.


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