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The empirical study of peculiarities of youth civic and national self-identification: basic concepts and indicators

- Жадан, Ірина Василівна ( (2017) The empirical study of peculiarities of youth civic and national self-identification: basic concepts and indicators Scientific Studies in Social and Political Psycholog, 1 (39(42)). pp. 60-68. ISSN 2309-8287

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Following the constructivist and discourse approach to self-identification, it is defined a flexible discourse construct that constantly transforms in the process of social interaction and changes of psychological and social experiences of an individual. With view to the role of communication in the development of identification processes, the author proposes self-identification classification on the basis of the method of sign and symbol interaction of an individual with others and the broader environment. Certain method of using a sign as a means corresponds to one of the four identified levels of self-identification, which are a) identity marking; b) its symbolic comprehension; c) construction of categories and ideals which individuals identify themselves with; d) construction of conditions and rules of transforming the reality. Operationalization of the basic concepts allowed defining national identification as individual awareness of belonging to a political nation, which is a socio-cultural community with its experience of statehood, traditions, myths and symbols, common values and expectations of the future. Civic self-identification is defined as individual self-determination in the continuum of subjectity manifestations and identification with the community whose members are prepared and willing to defend their interests in the course of constructive social interaction. In this way the author separates the concepts and identifies the indicators of civic and national self-identification as well as puts forward an assumption about peculiarities of their manifestations on different levels.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: civic and national self-identification, communication practices, method of using a sign
Subjects: Science and knowledge. Organization. Computer science. Information. Documentation. Librarianship. Institutions. Publications > 1 Philosophy. Psychology
Divisions: The Institute of Social and Political Psychology > Laboratory for Psychological Problems of Political Socialization of Youth
Depositing User: СНС Ірина Василівна Жадан
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2017 13:47
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2019 10:10


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