THE IMAGE OF SOCIALLY ACTIVE INDIVIDUAL IN THE REPRESENTATIONS OF STUDENT YOUTH

  • Rail M. Shamionov, Dr Faculty of Psychological, Pedagogical and Special Education, Saratov State University, Saratov http://orcid.org/0000-0001-8358-597X
  • Anton V. Grigoryev, Dr. Faculty of Psychological, Pedagogical and Special Education, Saratov State University, Saratov http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9792-0206
Keywords: personality, representations, image, socially-active individual, cognitive complexity

Abstract

The study of students’ representations of a socially active individual is one of the major tasks of psychology of education. The purpose of the study is to carry out analysis of characteristics of an image of a socially active individual in the representations of student youth and to correlate them with self-assessment of social activity and assessment of real social activity. Students aged 17-23 years (n=251) took part in the study М=20.11, SD=1.2 (41% men). We used the polling method with the scales developed by the authors of the present study in order to identify self-assessment of social activity, to evaluate real activity; and the associative experiment method. In the study we analysed qualitative and quantitative characteristics of the image of a socially-active individual in the representations of university students. We have established major meaningful characteristics of representations (personal qualities, self-improvement and personal transformation, states, representation in the group, process and activity-related characteristics). Conclusion has been made about the connection between the intensity of students’ social activity and cognitive complexity of the image of a socially active individual and the content of subjective (initiative, confidence) and psychodynamic (vigour) categories in it.

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Published
2019-04-20
How to Cite
M. Shamionov, R., & V. Grigoryev, A. (2019). THE IMAGE OF SOCIALLY ACTIVE INDIVIDUAL IN THE REPRESENTATIONS OF STUDENT YOUTH. International Journal of Cognitive Research in Science, Engineering and Education (IJCRSEE), 7(1), 15-20. https://doi.org/10.5937/ijcrsee1901015S