• Yulia Shevtsova Research Center “Institute of Social, Legal and Political Studies named after Oleksandr Yaremenko”, Ukrainian State University named after Mykhailo Drahomanov



responsibility, responsible behavior, readiness for responsible behavior, public activities, youth, human resources, educational environment, family upbringing, socialization of youth


The paper analyzes the problem of the influence of surrounding environment on the formation of responsible behavior of young people. The modern challenges of the digital society and the problems of the “aging” of human resources increase scientific attention to the question of the readiness of young people to take responsibility for the future social development. Therefore, it is important to determine the external conditions which form responsible behavior of young people. General scientific methods of research were used to fulfill the task: systematic approach, statistical and graphic methods, method of analysis and synthesis, method of empirical research. A meaningful connection between the categories “responsibility”, “responsible behavior”, “readiness for responsible behavior” was established; on this basis, the importance of early formation of responsible behavior of young people at the stage of socialization was substantiated. The key spheres of youth socialization were found out: those are family, education, public activities. The author established that under the influence of these institutions, the integrated accumulation of a knowledge base, practical experience of responsible actions is carried out by young people, which develops the ability for critical thinking and collectively forms in young people the readiness for responsible behavior as a norm and an integrated value. Proactive methods of informal education and social practices promising for the formation of responsible behavior of young people were identified, the author’s model of the Summer School was presented as an example, which integrates the acquisition of basic management skills with the practical development of social projects, which contributes to the acquisition of experience. As a result, the agents of socialization were suggested to direct the key influences on young people in the following directions: educational environment — introduction of proactive methods of informal education, social practices; family environment — development of family education strategy; public environment — implementation of motivational mechanisms to involve young people in the participation in non-governmental organizations, wide use of educational collective methods.


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Author Biography

Yulia Shevtsova, Research Center “Institute of Social, Legal and Political Studies named after Oleksandr Yaremenko”, Ukrainian State University named after Mykhailo Drahomanov

PhD (Public Administration)



How to Cite

Шевцова, Ю. (2024). FORMATION OF RESPONSIBLE YOUTH BEHAVIOR IN THE PROCESS OF SOCIALIZATION. Demography and Social Economy, 56(2), 81–97.