ISSN 2520-6265 (print)

ISSN 2520-6273 (online)


O. P. Sosniuk, PhD (Candidate of Psychological Sciences),
Associate Professor (docent), Social Psychology Department,
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
ORCID: 0000-0002-7558-8879 Researcher ID: W-2633-2017
I. V. Оstapenko, PhD (Candidate of Psychological Sciences),
Head of Laboratory for Psychology of Youth Political Behavior,
Institute for Social and Political Psychology of NAES of Ukraine
ORCID: 0000-0001-6710-5964 Researcher ID: V-3216-2017
K. O. Kirova, MPsych (Master of Psychology),
Faculty of Psychology,
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
ORCID: 0009-0005-8366-9504


Article Information
Issue: 2(20) 2023, pages: 113-130
Language: Ukrainian
Received: 02.11.2023
1 st Revision: 10.11.2023
Accepted: 15.11.2023


The article is devoted to the analysis of the connection between the national identity and hardiness of the Ukrainian student youth, who are in Ukraine and who are forced to stay abroad.
Based on the results of empirical research, the authors determined the features of students' self-identification. It was established that for the majority of the researched (regardless of the place of stay), belonging to a political nation (compared to belonging to a region and an ethnic group) is a priority. At the same time, it was established that ethnic identity is the least significant for the researched.
The differences in the manifestation of the national identity of students in Ukraine and those forced to stay abroad have been determined.
It has been established that the youth in Ukraine have more specific and rational ideas about themselves as representatives of a political nation. The affective component dominates the ideas of young people living abroad.
Three factors are defined in the attitude towards the nation of youth in Ukraine: "Relevance", "Assertiveness" and "Emotionality". Four factors have been identified in the attitude towards the nation of youth abroad: "Relevance", "Emotionality", "Closeness" and "Sincerity".
Statistically significant differences in the manifestations of hardiness of the subjects were determined. It was established that the young people who are in Ukraine have a higher level of resilience compared to the test subjects who are abroad. In the self-assessment of the hardiness of youth in Ukraine, three factors are singled out: "Purposefulness", "Endurance", "Emotional support". In the self-assessment of hardiness of young people living abroad, three factors "Activity", "Emotional warmth", "Sincerity" were distinguished.
The connection between national identity and vitality of Ukrainian student youth has been established. In the youth of Ukraine, sustainability is connected with the attitude towards the nation, region and ethnicity. For young people living abroad, sustainability is connected only with the attitude towards the nation and the region.

Key words:
national identity, hardiness, psychosemantics, semantic differential, self-identification, student youth, wartime.

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