Reading young people in Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Ugra and Russia: the results of sociological research

Volume 4, Number 2, 2019, P. 185–193

[ SOCIOLOGICAL SCIENCES ]

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Abstract:

The situation with the changing culture of reading books among young people is the subject of research at various levels: federal and regional. There is quite a large amount of information on this topic, but due to the lack of a unified research methodology and unambiguous terminology, unrepresentative sample of respondents, unconvincing analysis of the results, there are some difficulties in understanding the problem. The article presents the results of study of reading youth in Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug — Ugra and in the Russian Federation, conducted in recent years. Surveys at the national and regional levels covered about 15 thousand young people aged 15 to 30 years. The analysis of research results in ten regions of our country allowed us to identify priorities in spending free time, the attitude of young readers to paper and e-books, the role of the Internet in obtaining knowledge and social communication. Studies have confirmed that reading for young people is pragmatic, but at the same time, they read for fun. The comparison of the results of recent studies has allowed to highlight the general and specifical in the reader’s preferences of works of fiction of young readers from different territories of Russia: young people read the literature of different authors and genres, regional and age differences are significant, the choice of the book is influenced by a large number of different factors. Young people prefer Russian classical literature and genres that meet the psychological and emotional needs of young people.

Keywords:

sociological research, respondents, Russian regions, Internet, interest in reading, reading preferences of young people

Authors:

Said Kh. Khaknazarov, Cand. Sci. (Geological and mineralogical sciences), Head of Socio-Economic Development and Monitoring Department, Ob-Ugric Institute of Applied Research and Development, Khanty-Mansiysk, Tyumen region, Russia

Vladimir A. Rudakov, Cand. Sci. (Pedagogical sciences), research engineer of Socio-Economic Development and Monitoring Department, Ob-Ugric Institute of Applied Research and Development, Khanty-Mansiysk, Tyumen region, Russia

For citation:

Khaknazarov S.Kh., Rudakov V.A. (2019) Reading young people in Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Ugra and Russia: the results of sociological research. Sotsial’naya kompetentnost’ = Social Competence. Vol. 4. No. 2. Pp. 185–193. (In Russ.)

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