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Студенческая молодежь: динамика политических интересов (региональный аспект)

Student Youth: Dynamics of Political Interests (Regional Aspect)
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Morozova, Galina

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Abstract The article presents the main results of the research of interests and political orientations of student youth which was carried out in 2014 at the Kazan federal university and its branches in the territory of the Republic of Tatarstan. The choice of student youth as a reference group is caused by a number of factors, among which we should name the status of intellectual elite, social and political mobility that allows to consider students as the potential actors of socio-political transformations in the country. The data obtained during poll compared with the results of last research allow defining the dynamics of development of student youth’s political sentiment in the region. The study of political attitudes, preferences of students was based on the identification of a number of indicators (degree of interest in politics, the level of personal involvement in political life) and on the study of factors that determine the motivation of political behavior of students. Empirical studies make it possible to rank the problems that dominate the political consciousness of students in the region. These include a high level of corruption in the government, inflation, rising prices, the state of health and education systems and the growing income inequality. Particular attention is accented on the problems associated with the foreign policy aspects, threats, aggression from abroad. The study showed that most young people’s interest in politics is limited primarily by informational level, rarely they have desire to express their own position or judgments in political situations. The level of real political participation, socio-political activity of students is low. Obtained results let us notice the increasing trend of demonstration of protest behavior among certain part of the students.
Keywords political attitude; political interest; political participation; political consciousness; opinion formation; adolescent; student; involvement; protest behavior; patriotism; Russia
Classification Political Process, Elections, Political Sociology, Political Culture
Document language Russian
Publication Year 2015
Page/Pages p. 127-134
Journal Science Journal of Volgograd State University: History - Area Studies - International Relations (2015) 6
ISSN 1998-9938
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution