Kirill V. Zlokazov
The Urals State Pedagogic University
Representation of value and meaning in the structure of vandalism: an empirical study
Zlokazov K.V. Representation of value and meaning in the structure of vandalism: an empirical study. Vestnik of Kostroma State University. Series: Pedagogy. Psychology. Sociokinetics, 2020, vol. 26, № 4, pp. 80-85 (In Russ.). DOI https://doi.org/10.34216/2073-1426-2020-26-4-80-85
DOI: https://doi.org/10.34216/2073-1426-2020-26-4-80-85
УДК: 316.614
Publish date: 2020-12-12
Annotation: The article is devoted to predicting and preventing urban vandalism. In the article described current state of research on structure of vandalism – motives, attitudes, ideas. It is shown that the activity approach can serve as a theoretical basis for study of the internal plan of vandal actions. On its basis, a theoretical model is determined, including the motive of vandalism and the ideas that regulate its implementation. These are the subjective value of vandal action and value that subject attaches to vandal action. The organisation, procedure and results of empirical research are described. Using a sample of young people living in 106 Russian cities (n = 650 people), we study the relationship between subjective ideas about the ability to commit a vandal act, its motives, attributed value and meaning. The results show that there is a conjugate effect of these representations on subjective ability to behave like a vandal. Their interpretation shows the presence of opposite approaches to the assessment of vandalism – from rejection to acceptance.
Keywords: vandalism, perceptions of vandalism, assessment of vandalism, urban environment, social behaviour, social space
Funding and acknowledgments: This work was supported by the Russian Science Foundation, project 17-18-01278
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Author's info: Kirill V. Zlokazov, ORCID https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0664-8444, Candidate of Psychological Sciences, Associate Professor, the Urals State Pedagogic University, Yekaterinburg, Russia E-mail: zkirvit@yandex.ru