PSYCHOLOGICAL READINESS OF STUDENT YOUTH FOR ECOLOGICAL AND CONSUMER BEHAVIOR
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Keywords

eco-destructive actions, eco-conservation actions, ecological-consumer behavior, psychological readiness, student youth

How to Cite

Palamarchuk О. (2022). PSYCHOLOGICAL READINESS OF STUDENT YOUTH FOR ECOLOGICAL AND CONSUMER BEHAVIOR. Vinnytsia Mykhailo Kotsiubynskyi State Pedagogical University "Personality and Environmental Issues", 1, 4–10. Retrieved from https://intranet.vspu.edu.ua/pei/index.php/journal/article/view/1

Abstract

The article analyzes the peculiarities of the formation and development of psychological readiness of student youth for environmental and consumer behavior. The psychological analysis of the content and essence of the phenomenon of "psychological readiness" is carried out. It is stated that the level of development of psychological readiness of student youth for ecological and consumer behavior will largely depend on the ecological future of mankind and their own ecologically appropriate behavior in response to current or future environmental threats. It is proved that shortcomings and mistakes in the attitude to the natural environment, misconceptions about the inexhaustibility of natural resources, shifting responsibility for the consequences of environmentally inappropriate behavior to others, usually related to personal qualities and psychological unpreparedness of students for environmental and consumer behavior. It is established that the formation of psychological readiness of student youth for ecological and consumer behavior involves the formation of such necessary ecological attitudes, personality traits that provide the individual with the opportunity to prefer eco-friendly behavior and consciously manifest it. At the same time, it is not necessary to reduce the formation of readiness for the development of certain personal qualities in student youth, to their simple sum. Readiness is expressed in a high level of development of independence in the process of choosing and demonstrating environmental coping strategies as ways to overcome environmental threats. It is determined that the psychological readiness of student youth for environmental and consumer behavior is manifested in the presence of: the necessary environmental knowledge, skills and abilities, environmental intelligence and thinking; environmentally sound qualities (environmental discipline, organization and responsibility) that help to activate pro-environmental behavior; sustainable positive attitude to the necessity and importance of the manifestation of eco-appropriate behavior and the desire to constantly develop their environmental knowledge and skills; internal need to demonstrate pro-environmental behavior. It is stated that the ecological position of student youth influences ecological and consumer behavior through ecological control, which is expressed in ecological self-efficacy and ecological internality. The ecological position, given the dominance of the well-being of other individuals, influences the ecological and consumer behavior of student youth by increasing self-efficacy in the environmental sphere. The position of dominating the well-being of others activates pro-environmental norms, which encourages the assessment of eco-destructive actions as unacceptable. Ecological position influences ecological and consumer behavior indirectly through subjective connection with nature

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