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Perevozkin S. B., Perevozkina Y. M. Impact of sociometric status on adolescent role identity. Izvestiya of Saratov University. Educational Acmeology. Developmental Psychology, 2022, vol. 11, iss. 1, pp. 35-45. DOI: 10.18500/2304-9790-2022-11-1-35-45

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Impact of sociometric status on adolescent role identity

Perevozkin Sergei B., Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University
Perevozkina Yulia M., Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University

The impact of digitalization on the process of personality socialization, a person’s involvement in various social networks create an opportunity for an individual to play a large number of roles without their eff ective integration into one’s cluster of roles. At the same time, the media often highlight the importance of role patterns in facilitating successful inclusion of adolescents in the social environment. However, over the past ten years, the number of scientifi c papers related to the study of role patterns has decreased signifi cantly. The article gives arguments in favor of reviving the role theory. The research aim is to identify the features of role identity and establish correlation between them and social statuses of adolescents. The article hypothesizes that role patterns are the constructions associated with the social statuses of adolescents. The research uses the following methods: “Sociometry” (Jacob Moreno) and stimulus material from the projective technique “Kaleidoscope” (Yu. B. Perevozkina, L. V. Panshina, O. O. Andronikova, N. V. Dmitrieva). The study is carried out on a sample of teenagers studying at Novosibirsk secondary school No. # aged 14 to 15; 55 of them are boys and 40 are girls (N = 95). It is established that diff erences in role identity depend on the social status of a teenager (ANOVA; p < 0,03). The article concludes that schoolchildren who receive a signifi cant number of emotional responses and who have the status of “star” and “preferred” successfully determine the expectations characteristic of the chosen role in their classmates. The study presents the data on how adolescents work at their roles. These data demonstrate how signifi cant it is to take into account the way teenagers comprehend their roles, especially regarding the inclusion of a teenager in a group. The data can create an eff ective basis for improving the eff ectiveness of interaction in adolescent groups.

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