Dubovskaya E.M., Sat M.D. Ethnocultural features of informational socialization in adolescents of the Tuva Republic
Ekaterina M. Dubovskaya, Cand. of Sci. (Psychology), associate professor Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia; bld. 11–9, Mokhovaya str., Russia, Moscow, 125009; Psychological Institute of Russian Academy of Education, Moscow, Russia; bld. 9–4, Mokhovaya str., Russia, Moscow, 125009; Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow, Russia; bld. 6, Miusskaya Square, Moscow, Russia, 125993; email@example.com
Maya D. Sat, graduate student, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia; bld. 11–9, Mokhovaya str., Russia, Moscow, 125009; firstname.lastname@example.org
The ethnocultural features of informational socialization have been understudied. Russia provides a wide field for research into the regional specifics of informational socialization. The Republic of Tuva is a remote region of the country, where the socialization process of has specific characteristics. Along with the differences between regions, it is important to consider the differences between settlements of different types, and between urban and rural environments as factors of socialization. As a social institution, the Internet has its impact on the socialization process. We studied the socio-psychological aspect through the comparison of the Internet use habits in school teenagers, living in cities and villages of Tuva. To this end, we used a specially designed questionnaire of 35 questions. The questionnaire was approved of in the prior approbation in a pilot study. The main study involved 364 adolescents: 162 urban and 202 rural teenagers aged 11–17 years. The average age in both samples was 14 years. The respondents answered the questions aimed at identifying the characteristics of social networks use, i.e. age when they started using the Internet, number of accounts in social networks, popularity of certain social networks among teenagers, user activity, number of friends and followers and the frequency of contacts with them, number of subscribers, trust in the Internet, types of Internet activities, areas of interest as related to the locality. The results of the study showed that urban and rural adolescents have more common than different features in the Internet use. The data obtained can be regarded as a description of the situation with Internet use by teenagers in Tuva. The problem of informational socialization associated with ethnocultural characteristics requires further studies. Comparing these results to the characteristics of the Internet use by teenagers in a megapolis, such as Moscow and Moscow region can be an area of interest for the further research.
Key words: informational socialization, ethnocultural characteristics, the Internet, social media, online activities
For citation: Dubovskaya, E.M., Sat, M.D. (2021), “Ethnocultural features of informational socialization in adolescents of the Tuva Republic”, New Psychological Research, no 1, pp. 112–124, DOI: 10.51217/npsyre-search_2021_01_01_06
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received 14 March 2021
published 14 March 2021