Student Vandalism as Spontaneous Risk-Communication in the Context of Digitalization
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- vandalism, digitalization, students, urban environment, educational environment, identification with the city, risk-communication
The purpose of this article is to study the nature of the relationship between the components of identity with the city with the motives of vandal behavior among students, as well as to consider the digitalization of society as a factor in modifying the processes of popularization of vandal practices. The relevance of studying the causes of vandal behavior and factors of motivational readiness for it is associated with the widespread vandalism and related visual pollution in urban spaces and spaces of educational organizations, the emergence of a wide range of Internet resources on which the results of vandal acts are positioned. The role of attachment to a place and identification with it can be significant when choosing vandalism as a strategy for students’ interaction with the material environment of “their” city or “their” educational organization. We conducted a study among students of Yekaterinburg universities aimed at assessing their motivational readiness for vandal behavior and assessing the role of identity components with the urban environment in the formation of motivation for this behavior (n=370). Psychodiagnostic methods were used for the study: “Scale of identification with the city” and the author’s questionnaire “Motives of vandal behavior”. Descriptive statistics and linear regression were used as part of mathematical and statistical processing. As a result, it was found that the components of identification with the city play both a facilitating role and an inhibiting one in motivational readiness for most types of vandalism (with the exception of aesthetic vandalism). At the same time, the perception of familiarity and goal setting are factors that facilitate vandal activity of students, in fact, emphasizing that vandalism for young people is the result of “appropriating” urban space, settling in it and achieving their own goals in it. Inhibiting factors are the external value of the city and the general attachment to it as indicators of the value attitude to the already existing environment of the city as a given.
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TY - CONF AU - I.V. Vorobyova AU - O.V. Kruzhkova PY - 2020 DA - 2020/05/13 TI - Student Vandalism as Spontaneous Risk-Communication in the Context of Digitalization BT - Proceedings of the International Scientific Conference “Digitalization of Education: History, Trends and Prospects” (DETP 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 82 EP - 86 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200509.016 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.200509.016 ID - Vorobyova2020 ER -