Psychological determinants of youth participation in the life of the country

Tatiana Anisimova, Karina Bakuleva, Irina Samuylova

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Abstract

Today's youth as a socio-demographic group is one of the main capital of society, who directly affects on the innovative, creative and labor participation inside each country. A young age is a period when new rights and obligations for direct participation in the political life of society appear, and as a result – the
transition from youth to civil maturity, social and legal responsibility. In November-December 2018, a socio-psychological study was conducted, where the specificity of youth participation in the life of the country were analyzed. 1,000 people aged 18 to 30 years, 65% - women, residents of 5 countries: Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova and Russia. Methods: questionnaire,
method of unfinished sentences, content-analysis. Data processing: primary descriptive statistics, correlation, factor and variance analysis.
The data on the level of knowledge of respondents about the political structure and characteristics of the electoral system of the state were received. The attitude of young people to the electoral process, as well as the priority forms and motives of their participation in political governance were revealed. The analysis of cognitive, emotional and behavioral component of young people's ideas about political elections is carried out.
In general, young people are well informed about their civil rights and responsibilities. Opportunities for participation in political governance are assessed as significant, associated with concern for the surrounding space and positioning of their interests. Elections are seen as an important democratic
resource for change within the state, requiring respect for the principles of law and justice.
Youth largely has a degree of mobility, awareness and physical health, which allow it to react quickly and to change behavior, therefore, the identification of universal and specific ways of interaction between young people from different countries with the political system and the priority forms of participation in
the life of his country, is particularly relevant.
Translated title of the contributionПсихологические детерминанты участия молодежи в политике
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPsychological Applications and Trends 2019
EditorsClara Pracana, Michael Wang
Place of PublicationLisbon
PublisherInScience Press
Pages207-211
ISBN (Print)9789895431229
StatePublished - 2019
EventInternational Psychological Applications Conference and Trends 2019 - Zagreb, Croatia
Duration: 4 May 20196 May 2019

Publication series

NamePsychological Applications and Trends
ISSN (Print)2184-2205

Conference

ConferenceInternational Psychological Applications Conference and Trends 2019
Abbreviated titleInPACT 2019
Country/TerritoryCroatia
CityZagreb
Period4/05/196/05/19

Keywords

  • youth
  • civic activity
  • participation
  • election
  • country

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