American Journal of Applied Sciences

Trust as a Mechanism of Social Regulation the Modern Youth's Behaviour

Svetlana Gurieva, Maria Borisova, Olga Mikhalyuk, Victoria Dmitrieva, Veronika Odintsova and Takeyasu Kawabata

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2016.100.110

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 13, Issue 1

Pages 100-110

Abstract

The problem of regulation of social behaviour has been studied of social representations of modern youth. The authors consider that the mechanism of trust can be seen as the basic principle for constructing relations. This article covers issues related to social representations of trust, manifestations of credulity, direction and basic functions of trust. About 380 people have become the subject of the study: 190 men and 190 women aged between 20 and 30 (the average age being 23.78). The study used the following tools: A questionnaire, the authors’ modification of Sachs and Levy’s Sentence Completion Test and the “Trust Situation” projective technique. The data-processing included content analysis, correlation and factor analysis. The results enabled us to create a classification of people based on differences in perception of the trust phenomenon, trust situations, objects and basic functions of trust. The phenomenon of “trust blindness” has been identified and described for the first time.

Copyright

© 2016 Svetlana Gurieva, Maria Borisova, Olga Mikhalyuk, Victoria Dmitrieva, Veronika Odintsova and Takeyasu Kawabata. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.