Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya • ISSN 2075-7999
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Kostyak T.V. Identity strategies in Russian students

Full text in Russian: Костяк Т.В. Идентификационные стратегии российских студентов
Psychologycal Institute, Russian Academy of Education, Moscow, Russia

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The results of Moscow higher education institutions students’ identity study conducted using modified self-description test «Me. We. They» are presented. It is shown that social identity is relatively formed in students’ self-conceptions as well as in students’ we-conceptions. Most students feel themselves involved not only in social micro-groups (family, friends, course-mates) but also in global social communities. This may be considered as a favorable prerequisite for young Russians’ active adaptation to contemporary transformation of social conditions.

Keywords: identity, identity components, social identity, self-conception, self-description.


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Accepted 16 april 2009

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Kostyak Tatiana V. Ph.D., Department of Adolescent Psychology, Psychological Institute, Russian Academy of Education, ul. Mokhovaya, 9, str. 4, 125009 Moscow, Russia.
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Kostyak, T. V. (2009). Identity strategies in Russian students. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 4(6). Retrieved from [in Russian, abstr. in English].

Russian State Standard GOST P 7.0.5-2008

Kostyak T.V. Identity strategies in Russian students [Electronic resource] // Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya. 2009. N 4(6). URL: (date of access: [in Russian, abstr. in English]

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