Self Assessment of the Social Influence of Young People and Their Attitudes Towards Change

Tanja Radošević, Goran Bulatović, Ljiljana Bulatović

Abstract


This paper examines the attitudes of young people in Serbia, according to the possibilities for their own social activism and participation in social change in which Serbia is already deeply involved, i.e. it examines social and personal values of young people and their correlation to their readiness to adopt to change. Young people are chosen precisely because they will be custom holders of these changes, i.e. their driving force. Serbian youth is burdened with many problems: unsatisfied with their own financial situation, they struggle to include themselves in the labor market, they are extending their education and rely financially on their parents. Our research has shown that young people do not believe enough in the strength of their own influence in society, and that they were visibly disappointed in institutions of society as a whole. Hypothesis One (H1) of this research – that there is a statistically significant correlation between attitudes towards change and social and personal values of young people in Serbia – has been confirmed, while Hypothesis Two (H2) of this research – that there is a statistically significant difference in the attitudes of young people towards social values, our society, and changes within it, depending on socio-demographic characteristics of the respondents – has been partially confirmed.

 

Article received: December 30, 2017; Article accepted: January 10, 2018; Published online: April 15, 2018; Original scholarly paper

 

How to cite this article: Radošević, Tanja, Goran Bulatović, Ljiljana Bulatović. "Self Assessment of the Social Influence of Young People and Their Attitudes Towards Change." AM Journal of Art and Media Studies 15 (2018): 185–200. doi: 10.25038/am.v0i15.241


Keywords


young people; the attitudes of young people; the social impact of youth; attitude towards social change

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