PSYCHOLOGICAL FEATURES OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE CHECHEN YOUTH PROFESSING ISLAM AND EXPERIENCING MYTHOLOGICAL FEARS

Razet Grimsoltanova, Batygov Ziyaudin Osmanovitch

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The article described the study of the relevance of the role and place of religious contents among young people in the postconflict areas of the South of Russia, the rate of experiences of mythological fear had been explored with the help of the survey, as well as individual psychological characteristics of subjects had been studied by methods of  Eysenck, Schmieschek, J. Rotter and Taylor. Those representatives of the surveyed youth sample experiencing a high level of mythological fear could fall into the danger zone of initiation in the group of non-traditional religious sects, as well as come under extremists’ influence, since manip-ulation of consciousness and human behavior, depending on individual psychological characteristics and by using of mythological content, such as fear of possession by jinni, is most effective. The study was attended by representatives of Islam at the age of 19-21, divided by gender: 100 young men and 100 girls. The study was aimed at identifying indi-vidual personality characteristics of temperament, character accentuations, locus of control, the level of personal anxiety and the results of a content analysis of the survey done by the author of the article were identified in accordance with five scales. Results of the study revealed that about 80% of subjects experiencing a high level of mythological fears had the same peculiar correlation indices. In connection with the results of research, we had worked out and suggested a complex of psycho-pedagogical support consisting of four modules for the purpose of education, preventive and corrective activities with young people experiencing a high level of mythological fear (fear of possession by jinni).


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Religion, Mythological fear, Possession by jinni, Adolescence, Psychological characteristics, Post-conflict region.

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Grimsoltanova R. E, (2014a). Psychological features of mythological fears among representatives of Islam in adolescence, Rostov-on-Don, http://hub.sfedu.ru/media/diss/e11202be-999c-4cc0-9687-7922da8989ce/%D0%94%D0%B8%D1%81%D1%81%D0%B5%D1%80%D1%82%D0%B0%D1%86%D0%B8%D1%8F%20%D0%93%D1%80%D0%B8%D0%BC%D1%81%D0%BE%D0%BB%D1%82%D0%B0%D0%BD%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%BE%D0%B9%20%D0%A0.%D0%AD..pdf, pp. 173-174,

Grimsoltanova R. E, (2014b). Psychological features of mythological fears among representatives of Islam in adolescence, Rostov-on-Don, http://hub.sfedu.ru/media/diss/e11202be-999c-4cc0-9687-7922da8989ce/%D0%94%D0%B8%D1%81%D1%81%D0%B5%D1%80%D1%82%D0%B0%D1%86%D0%B8%D1%8F%20%D0%93%D1%80%D0%B8%D0%BC%D1%81%D0%BE%D0%BB%D1%82%D0%B0%D0%BD%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%BE%D0%B9%20%D0%A0.%D0%AD..pdf. pp. 176-192.


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