Dynamics of Social Determination of Basic Values of Ukrainians: Generation Slice


  • Daria Yashkina V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University




basic values, value changes, value dynamics, generations, social determination


Modern Ukraine is described as a country on the verge of schism; we may speak of a regional split (west east, the center – the regions), but, given the recent developments and the vector of European development of the country, the issue of intergenerational conflicts becomes more important. In this context, the problematics of value changes are actualized. The article considers the value preferences of two generations of Ukrainians in comparison with the value preferences of the population of other European countries on the basis of data from the sixth wave of the ESS study. Attention is focused on the social determinism of changes in the priority values of Ukrainians on the basis of a comparison of the basic values of two generations. The main differences in the value preferences between generations have been discovered and an attempt has been made to explain them: thus, the high significance of certain values against the background of other countries can be caused by the insufficiency or the increasing difficulty of realizing and achieving such values in the current situation of the country.


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