Volume 15 Issue 1 was published. 
The main theme of the issue: Methodology in Russian Sociology


The articles are published in the Bulletin of the Institute of Sociology (Vestnik Instituta Sociologii) in Russian with a special supplement in English.
There are some full-text articles translated into English that originally was published in the journal in Russian.
For full-text articles in English please click here
2024. Vol. 15. No 1 published 04/01/2024
2023. Vol. 14. No 4 published 12/25/2023
2023. Vol. 14. No 3 published 09/30/2023
2023. Vol. 14. No 2 published 06/30/2023
All Issue:

2024 ( Vol. 15)  |  1  
2023 ( Vol. 14)  |  4   3   2   1  
2022 ( Vol. 13)  |  4   3   2   1  
2021 ( Vol. 12)  |  4   3   2   1  
2020 ( Vol. 11)  |  4   3   2   1  
2019 ( Vol. 10)  |  4   3   2   1  
2018 ( Vol.   9)  |  4   3   2   1  
2017 ( Vol.   8)  |  4   3   2   1  
2016 ( Vol.   7)  |  4   3   2   1  
2015 ( Vol.   6)  |  4   3   2   1  
2014 ( Vol.   5)  |  4   3   2   1  
2013 ( Vol.   4)  |  2   1  
2012 ( Vol.   3)  |  2   1  
2011 ( Vol.   2)  |  2   1  
2010 ( Vol.   1)  |  1  

Krzhizhanovskogo Street, 24/35, korpus 5, 117218, Moscow, Russia

Tel.: +7 (499) 128-85-19
Fax: +7 (495) 719-07-40

e-mail: vestnik@isras.ru

Federal Center of Theoretical and Applied Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences

web-site: https://www.fctas.org

Culture in the lives of young people: necessity, interest, value

Research Article

Yulia A. Zubok Doctor of Sociology, Professor,
Head of the Center for Youth research, Institute of Socio-Political Researches of Russian Academy of Science
ORCID ID=0000-0002-3108-2614
Vladimir I. Chuprov Doctor of Sociology, Professor,
Chief Research Fellow, Institute of Socio-Political Researches of Russian Academy of Science
ORCID ID=0000-0002-7881-9388
Culture in the lives of young people: necessity, interest, value.
Vestnik instituta sotziologii. 2018. Vol. 9. No. 4. P. 170-191

This Article is downloaded: 895 times
Topic: Sociology of youth

For citation:
Zubok Y. A., Chuprov V. I. Culture in the lives of young people: necessity, interest, value. Vestnik instituta sotziologii. 2018. Vol. 9. No. 4. P. 170-191
DOI: https://doi.org/10.19181/vis.2018.27.4.546


This article analyzes the role of various forms of cultural activities in the life structure of young people, in their needs, interests and values. The involvement of various groups of young people in the production and consumption of culture, as well as the impact of young people’s involvement in this process, is considered to be a reflection of conflicting tendencies when it comes to forming youths’ cultural preferences and their place in the realm of culture. An analysis was conducted, which allowed for concluding that the structure of cultural necessities is quite representational, while also being deformed due to a prevalence of passive-contemplative forms together with isolation within the confines of one’s home or watching television; maintaining alignment towards the main types of activities, while shifting their form and relative weight in the structure of leisure; reorienting young people from the need for self improvement towards hedonism, while cementing a perception of culture as something of pleasure and with entertainment value, accompanied by the development of corresponding expectations from the consumption of culture. Young peoples’ interests in the realm of culture are characterized by a mild expression and dominant role of real and virtual communication in that fraction represented most prominently; they reflect opposing expectations from consuming classical and modern culture, while indicating young people’s rather high creative potential, which in itself is a prerequisite for them participating in cultural production. When it comes to the way modern Russian youth’s relate to culture in terms of values, it shifts drastically depending on life situations, and the degree of stability or instability in one’s living conditions. Given conditions of stability, culture’s terminal value increases, given risky conditions – its instrumental value increases. Shifts in the cultural needs, interests and values of young people, depending on the socio-demographic characteristics of various groups, reveals the specifics of restrictions when it comes to young people participating in the production and consumption of culture, as well as differences in terms of their cultural preferences and forms of cultural activities. Observed is a reduction of cultural space depending on the age and living conditions of young people. This article was put together based on empirical data from a study conducted by the Center for Sociology of Youth of the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Socio-Political Research in 2017, using a sample represented by young people ages 15 to 29 from 7 subjects of the Russian Federation.


Culture, youth, production of culture and consumption of culture, necessities, interests, values.


Chuprov V. I., Chernysh M. F. Motivatsionnaya sfera soznaniya molodezhi: sostoyanie i tendentsii razvitiya [Motivational sphere of youth consciousness: state and development trends]. Moscow, Institut molodezhi, 1993. 97 p. (in Russ.).

Dalgatov M. M., Magomedova N. T., Asadullaeva U. M., Gadisova I. A. Tsennostnye i smyslozhiznennye orientatsii studentov islamskih i svetskih vysshih uchebnykh zavedeniy [Valuable and meaningful life orientations of students of Islamic and secular higher educational institutions]. 2011. Web-resourse. URL: https://cyberleninka.ru/article/n/tsennostnye-i-smyslozhiznennye-orientatsii-studentov-islamskih-i-svetskih-vysshih-uchebnyh-zavedeniy.pdf [date of visit: 10.11.2018] (in Russ.).

Formirovanie mirovozzrencheskoy kul'tury molodezhi [The formation of the ideological culture of youth]. Ed. by V. G. Tabachkovskiy. Kyiv, Naukova dumka, 1990. 308 p. (in Russ.).

George I. N., Uyanga U. D. Youth and Moral Values in a Changing Society. IOSR Journal of Humanities and Social Science (IOSR-JHSS), 2014, vol. 19, issue 6, ver. I (Jun.), pp. 40–44.

Helve H. Borders and possibilities in youth research – a longitudinal study of the world views of young people. Mixed methods in youth research. Ed. by H. Helve. Helsinki, FYRNS publ., 2005, pp. 57–81.

Inglehart R. Postmodern: meniayushchiesia tsennosti i izmeniayushchiesia obshchestva [Postmodern: changing values and changing societies]. Politicheskie issledovaniya, 1997, no 4, pp. 6–33 (in Russ.).

Leont'ev D. A. Tsennostnye predstavleniya v individual'nom i gruppovom soznanii: vidy, determinanty i izmeneniya vo vremeni [Value representations in the individual and group consciousness: types, determinants, and changes in time]. Psihologicheskoe obozrenie, 1998, no 1, pp. 13–25 (in Russ.).

Magun V. S., Rudnev M. G. Bazovye tsennosti dvuh pokoleniy rossiyan i dinamika ikh sotsial'noy determinatsii [The basic values of two generations of Russians and the dynamics of their social determination]. XII Mezhdunarodnaya nauchnaya konferentsiya po problemam razvitiya ekonomiki i obshchestva. Sbornik dokladov. Moscow, NRU HSE publ., 2012, pp. 87–97 (in Russ.).

Schwartz S. H., Melech G., Lehmann A., Burgess S., Harris M. Extending the cross-cultural validity of the theory of basic human values with a different method of measurement. Journal of Cross Cultural Psychology, 2001, no 32, рр. 519–542.

Schwartz Sh. H., Boehnke K. Evaluating the structure of human values with confirmatory factor analysis. Journal of Research in Personality, 2004, no 38, рр. 230–255.

Sorokin P. A. Sotsial'naya i kul'turnaya dinamika [Social and cultural dynamics]. Moscow, Akademicheskiy proekt, 2017. 964 p. (in Russ.).

Thomson R., Holland J. Youth Values and Transitions to Adulthood: An empirical investigation Families & Social Capital. London, South Bank University, Family & Social Capital ESRC Research Group, 2004.

Uyanga U. D., Aminigo I. M. The Morally Autonomous Individual and National Development Imperatives in the Nigerian Nation. Trends in Educational Studies, 2010, no 5 (1 & 2), рр. 1–8.

Zapad i Vostok. Traditsii i sovremennost'. Kurs lektsiy dlia negumanitarnykh spetsial'nostey [West and East. Tradition and Modernity]. Moscow, Znanie, 1993. 240 p. (in Russ.).

Zdravomyslov A.G. Potrebnosti. Interesy. Tsennosti [Needs. Interests. Values]. Moscow, Politizdat, 1986. 223 p. (in Russ.).

Content 2018' 27