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Features of the interrelation of goal-setting and meaning-creation in socio-cultural activity

N.S. Chernyakova
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UDC 130.2:159.95

DOI 10.20339/AM.03-24.062


Natalia S. Chernyakova, Dr. Sci. (Philosophy), Department of Ethnocultural Studies, Institute of the Peoples of the North, Herzen Russian State Pedagogical University, St. Petersburg, e-mail:


The article analyzes relationship between the processes of setting goals and substantiating their value content. The confusion of questions about the meanings and goals of life leads to the impossibility of finding a way out of the spiritual crisis that can be generated either by the fact that a person cannot find a spiritual, value justification for any of the possible goals of his activity, or by the fact that he cannot formulate any goal that can inspire him to commit value-based actions. Whatever the influence of parents, teachers, surrounding people on the formation of a cultural subject may be, no one can predict what goals will determine his activity and what meanings he will put in them. The sphere of responsibility of society, family, or education system for the formation of value-based goal-setting is limited to the creation of objective conditions that provide the younger generation with knowledge of the laws of development of nature, society, culture and real opportunities for the implementation of value-based goals of activity.

Keywords: goals, meanings, goal-setting, meaning-creation, socio-cultural activity, values, value substantiation, education




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