Main Article Content
The urgency of the topic is conditioned by the necessity to define which characteristics of young people’s social activity are expressed to a greater and to a lesser extent in adaptive situations. The purpose of the study is to identify characteristics of young people’s social activity in situations of psychological adaptation.
The sample consisted of 200 people, mean age 22,7±4,2, 47% male. The authors of the study developed a unique technique for analysing characteristics of personal and group social activity in adaptive situations based on the criteria of direction, range and content (Cronbach α from 0,8 to 0,86 on various scales, which is significant at р<0,01).
It has been found out that the direction of young people’s social activity in adaptive situations is related to organization of social interaction, self-cognition and self-changes. In adaptive situations young people more often implement their activity at the interpersonal and small group level. According to the content of social activity in adaptive situations, young people are mainly focused on constructive and productive attitudes, while protest and opposition to change attitudes are opposite in their modality, but nevertheless very well expressed.