Value Identity of Russian Younger's

Thursday, July 17, 2014: 9:40 AM
Room: 315
Oral Presentation
Vera GNEVASHEVA , Moscow University for the Humanities, Moscow, Russia
The study on value orientations in Russia has been conducted from the middle of the 1960s when the theoretical works by a psychologist B. G. Anan’ev, sociologists A. G. Zdravomyslov, V. A. Iаdov and others appeared, as well as empirical studies. The biggest one was the sociological and social-psychological study on workers’ value orientations  (including young people), carried out by Leningrad scientists under the direction of V. A. Iadov [1] in the beginning of the 1970s. During the Soviet time the study on youth value orientations to a considerable degree was directed toward the revelation of their accordance with the communist ideal, to the socialist lifestyle [2]. At the period of the Perestroika (1985–1991) the problem field was noticeably extended due to the studies on the informal youth associations (actually it was the way to the switch to study on the youth subcultures). Finally, during the last 15 years value orientations of the Russian youth have been investigated by considerable number of individual scholars and scientific groups. The situation of social order change and “re-comprehension of values” on the national scale has encouraged the scientists to interpret the transformation of value orientations of the Russians. The extensive study on dynamics of the value orientations of the Russians that was conducted under the direction of N. I. Lapin [3] is of a great scientific significance. There have been dozens of empirical studies carried out in Russia for the last 15 years, several hundreds theses defended on the problem of the youth value orientation [4]. Although quite often the scopes of such studies, their methodical correctness and opportunities for the data comparison remain to be a subject of criticism.