Social environment as factor of civic competences development: empirical model of research

- Жадан, Ірина Василівна ( (2020) Social environment as factor of civic competences development: empirical model of research Social and Political Psychology Studies. ISSN 2309-8287 (Submitted)

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In this paper, an empirical model of research of social psychological factors of youth civic competencies development, elements of which are key competences of citizen, factors and tools of impact, is presented and justified. To the list of key competences of a citizen were included those that ensure the success of performing the role of a citizen in democratic society (ideal model). Social psychological factors of its development are the following: macro level factors (discourses and practices produced by social environment) and micro level factors (personal qualities that appear and develop in the process of social interaction – values, motivation, cognitive settings, attitudes, identities). According to the proposed model, factors of macro and micro levels are interdependent. There is also an interconnection between the development of civic competences and offers of the discourse and practices of social environment. The tools of impact of social environment on the development of civic competencies are the following: restrictions (normative (norms, rules, orders) and non-normative (valuation, stereotypes, traditions)); assistance (approval, acceptance, involvement, support, respect, deference, acknowledgement, encouragement); motivation (to activity/passivity, autonomy/dependency, rationality/irrationality, trust/suspicion, friendliness/antagonism). It is supposed that the instruments of impact that the environment chooses more frequently indicate its real expectations regarding the competencies of citizens. The comparison of real expectations of environment with ideal model gives an opportunity to define the level of its correspondence to demands of the environment of development. It is defined that the most problematic and significant for current stage of development of civic society in Ukraine are the readiness to participation and readiness to acquirement of public goods at the price of restrictions or refusal of personal profit. Micro factors of establishment of these competences and indicators of its development were distinguished.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: key competences; civic competencies; indicators; development factors; instruments of impact
Subjects: Science and knowledge. Organization. Computer science. Information. Documentation. Librarianship. Institutions. Publications > 1 Philosophy. Psychology
Divisions: The Institute of Social and Political Psychology > Department of Psychology of Youth Political Behavior
Depositing User: СНС Ірина Василівна Жадан
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2020 19:12
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2020 19:12


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