Citizenship activity: role of social media

- Бондаревська, Ірина Олегівна (orcid.org/0000-0002-7006-0979) and Михайленко, Вікторія Олександрівна (orcid.org/0000-0003-2584-5571) (2019) Citizenship activity: role of social media Проблеми сучасної психології (46). pp. 40-58. ISSN 2227-6246

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Abstract

The article presents theoretical approaches to citizenship activity as well as typology of citizenship activity developed by B. Krzywosz-Rynkiewicz and A. Zalewska. Role of social media in development and dissemination of citizenship activity is considered. Tasks of the article: 1) theoretical review of research works in the fields of citizenship activity and role of social media in development and dissemination of citizenship activity; 2) analysis of youth’s citizenship activity empirical research results. For the sake of studying peculiarities of adolescents’ citizenship activity empirical research was conducted in Kryvyi Rih and Sofievka using Citizenship Behavior Questionnaire as method of research. Each of three scales (passive, semi-active and active citizenship behavior) contains sub-scales: active citizenship behavior – political citizenship, active citizenship for change, active social citizenship, active personal citizenship; semi-active citizenship: respecting laws and rules, voting, working for common good and honest work; passive citizenship: national identity and patriotism. 371 respondents participated in research. Results of research showed high passive and semi-active citizenship activity and low active citizenship activity telling us about presence of potential but unwillingness for active changes. It is shown that in Ukraine unlike other countries where the research using this method has been conducted there is no statistically significant gender differences in passive, semi-active and active citizenship behavior. At the same time statistically significant differences were revealed between youth living in a city and in village as well as some statistically significant differences depending on age. It was concluded that citizenship activity as possibility to influence on political processes and decisions can be considered as one of the mechanisms of trust in government and state institutions regulation among citizens. Importance of fake news recognition skills is underlined as well as importance of media literacy because in the periods of social, political and economic uncertainty it is especially difficult to distinguished between fake and reliable information.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: citizenship activity, types of citizenship activity, citizenship activity of adolescents, social media, protests
Subjects: Science and knowledge. Organization. Computer science. Information. Documentation. Librarianship. Institutions. Publications > 3 Social Sciences > 314/316 Society
Science and knowledge. Organization. Computer science. Information. Documentation. Librarianship. Institutions. Publications > 3 Social Sciences > 316 Соціологія
Science and knowledge. Organization. Computer science. Information. Documentation. Librarianship. Institutions. Publications > 3 Social Sciences > 32 Politics
Divisions: The Institute of Social and Political Psychology > Laboratory for Psychology of Mass Communication and Media Education
Depositing User: Dr Irina Bondarevskaya
Date Deposited: 27 Dec 2019 21:38
Last Modified: 27 Dec 2019 21:38
URI: http://lib.iitta.gov.ua/id/eprint/718682

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