Youth Leisure and the Possibilities of its Enhancement in a Modern Socio-Cultural Context


Tatiana N. Boiak, Doctor of Sciences (Sociology), Associate Professor, Professor,, East Siberian State Institute of Culture

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Introduction. The paper is devoted to comprehending some issues related to the youth leisure content, organization, and possibilities of its enhancement in modern realities.

Materials and methods. The study presented in the paper relies on the survey of rural youth in Buryatia, which was conducted in 2019-2020 and employed the method of questioning.

The research results. The findings emphasize the significant role of leisure in the socialization and self-realization of youth. Some characteristic features of leisure activities of the young generation are highlighted. These are orientating towards individualized, non-institutional types of leisure; raising the awareness of the value of the healthy lifestyle in the group consciousness with the focus on physical education classes and fitness in the free time; prevalent mindset toward consumption of cultural values in the institutional leisure of the majority of young people; showing less initiative and fewer creative efforts.

Conclusion. The paper proposes some measures to improve the quality of youth leisure.

Keywords: youth, leisure, socialization, values, culture, upbringing, institutions of culture, leisure organization

For citation: Boiak T. N. Youth Leisure and the Possibilities of its Enhancement in a Modern Socio-Cultural Context. Pedagogicheskiy IMIDZH = Pedagogical IMAGE. 2021; 15(4): 446-453. (In Russ.). DOI: 10.32343/2409-5052-2021-15-4-446-453

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