Representations of patriotism and national identity of Russian student youth in various socio-historical contexts
On December 20 Nadezhda Murashchenkova (Ph.D. in Psychology, Research Fellow, Center for Sociocultural Research, HSE University) took part in the "Culture matters" research seminar with the report "Representations of patriotism and national identity of Russian student youth in various socio-historical contexts".
The upbringing of patriotic young people with independent thinking, having a creative worldview, professional knowledge, demonstrating a high culture, including a culture of interethnic communication, responsibility and the ability to make independent decisions aimed at improving the welfare of the country, people and their families is a key task of modern youth policy in Russia. An effective solution to this problem requires studying the characteristics of the civic identity of young people and their ideas about patriotism and attitudes towards it. The seminar highlighted the results of a comparative analysis of the severity of national and patriotic self-identification in the structure of the social identity of Russian student youth, as well as an analysis of young people's ideas about the manifestations and functions of patriotism based on two cross-sectional data (January-April 2021 and October 2022). A system of recommendations was presented to improve the effectiveness of the patriotic education of Russian students.