Typical Spheres of Social Activity Manifestation in Modern Youth

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The purpose of the study presented in the article is the empirical study of the typical life spheres where social activity of young people is manifested. The empirical study was carried out on a sample of student youth ( N = 236), which included high school students from secondary schools ( n = 118) and students from higher educational institutions ( n = 118) from Saratov and the Saratov region. We used the questionnaire aimed at registering various forms of social activity and the degree of their manifestation (by R.M. Shamionov, I.V. Arendachuk, E.E. Bocharova, M.V. Grigorieva, A.I. Zagranichniy, M.A. Klenova, N.V. Usova, O.A. Cherekayeva, A.A. Sharov, 2018) and the technique called “Morphological Test of Life Values” (by V.F. Sopov, L.V. Karpushina, 2001) to study various life spheres. Presumably, there are typical spheres of manifestation of various forms of social activity, differing in content orientation. It has been established that the typical spheres of social activity manifestation in young people are the spheres of professional (educational and professional) life, social activity, education and hobbies. The study revealed the typical spheres for various forms of social activity manifestation. Among them are the sphere of professional (educational and professional) life, i.e. leisure, altruistic, socio-economic, spiritual, Internet-network, socio-political, and civil forms of activity; the sphere of social activity, i.e. leisure, altruistic, socio-economic, and socio-political forms of activity; the sphere of education, i.e. leisure, altruistic, educational and developmental, protest forms of activity; the hobby-related sphere, i.e. leisure, altruistic, spiritual, civil forms of activity; the sphere of family life, i.e. altruistic and subcultural forms of activity. We have discovered contradictory tendencies regarding functional manifestation in some forms of social activity in various life spheres and the restriction of other forms of social activity and areas of their manifestation. The applied aspect of the problem under study can be implemented in the development of youth policy programs.


About the authors

Elena E Bocharova

Saratov State University

Author for correspondence.
Email: bocharova-e@mail.ru
83 Astrakhanskaya St., Saratov, 410012, Russian Federation

Ph.D. in Psychology, Associate Professor, is Associate Professor of the Department of Social Educational and Developmental Psychology

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