Sociopsychological Ideas About The Phenomenon Of Patriotism Among Russians


The problem of patriotism and patriotic consciousness of citizens was and remains not only the subject of a scientific analysis of the humanities, but also an important area of work with the younger generation, a condition for strengthening the state and the unity of the nation. The paramount task of studying patriotism is to answer the question of what patriotism is. What is the meaning of this concept, what are the ideas about this phenomenon among fellow citizens, what is the content of the concept of “patriotism” and how much the Russians have uniform and consistent views on this phenomenon. This article analyzes the results of a study of the socio-psychological views of Russians on patriotism as a socio-psychological phenomenon. Based on the results of an empirical study of the ideas of Russians about patriotism, psychological patterns are revealed that reflect patriotism in the minds of Russians, differences in the understanding of this phenomenon among people differing in gender, age, education, and place of residence are determined. It has been established that the fundamental attitude towards patriotism is connected with the manifestation of love for the state, followed by love for one’s people, language, traditions, relatives, relatives. The perceptions of Russians about patriotism are not uniform. The main factors influencing differences in views on patriotism are the age and gender of the respondents.

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