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Life purpose values in socio-cultural regulation of deviant behavior of young people in the sphere of education

O.V. Sorokin
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O.V. Sorokin is Cand. Sci. (Sociology), Senior Researcher at Institute of Socio-Political Research — Branch of Federal Center of Theoretical and Applied Sociology of Russian Academy of Sciences (ISPR FCTAS RAS) e-mail:


Researched is the role of traditional educational institutions in regulation of deviant behavior of young people. In social reality of young people, acts of deviant behavior are endowed with new semantic content. Previously unambiguously condemned behavioral acts associated with attitude towards the teacher, the relationship in the school team and the education system as a whole in modernconditions are interpreted ambiguously in youth environment. Meanwhile, basic foundations of universally significant norms, based on life-meaning values of the core of Russian culture, continue to be reproduced in social practices of Russian youth, thanks to mechanisms of self-regulation, that are based on mentality, archetypes, and habitus. The theme itself, the attitude to objects of education, understanding the meaning of their purpose, functions that they perform in society, are closely related to those key needs, that carriers of the cultural code have long invested in these objects. That is why in the social reality of young people hybrid forms of semantic relationship to universally significant norms begin to coexist. Young people more and more often determine for themselves, that behavioral acts should be considered appropriate for themselves, and which are deviating in the field of education.

Key words: youth, values, norms, education, culture, life activity, deviant behavior, mentality.



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