Author (s): Yermak S.М., Hetta V.G.

Work place:

Yermak S.М.,

PhD in Pedagogy, Associate Professor,

Head of the Faculty of Advanced Training of Personnel of the State Criminal and Executive Service of Ukraine, Ukraine;

ORCID: 0000-0002-5069-1001


Hetta V.G.,

PhD in Pedagogy, Professor,

Professor of the Department of Technological education and Informatics,

Taras Shevchenko National University «Chernihiv Collegium», Ukraine;

ORCID: 0000-0003-3057-9976


Language: Ukrainian

Scientific Herald of Sivershchyna. Series: Education. Social and Behavioural Sciences 2022. № 1(8): 106–118


The article considers the problem of formation and development of social motives and social responsibility in students. This problem becomes especially relevant in the current level of social, scientific, technical, information development of our country. On their own initiative, young people take part in public democratic movements for the preservation of peace, justice, advocacy for nature, the world around them, women’s rights, student youth and more.

At the same time, changes in socio-economic and international relations require a rethinking of what has been achieved in the formation of social responsibility in young people, the development of new approaches to solving this problem. After all, today’s youth will be the basis of civil society in the near future.

The formation of social motives and social responsibility is a long process. At each stage of human life, they are “born”, developed and improved. It is conditionally possible to allocate 3 stages of their formation: emergence of ideals, formation of world outlook and search of self-affirmation.

At the first stage, a person (child) has a desire to get emotionally close to an image or a real person who is ideal for him. Most of the ideals for children are characters from movies and literature.

In the second stage, identification for young people ceases to be sufficient. They begin to “land” their ideals and reflect on the meaning of life. The reassessment of one”s own personality begins, worldviews are formed, social relations are understood, and one”s place in society is sought. Parents, teachers, the public must help, direct the “search for yourself” in a personally and socially useful direction.

The third stage, in our opinion, is the formation of social motives and social responsibility in higher education institutions. That is why it is important to formulate the pedagogical conditions for their effective work in this direction.

These theses were the starting point when writing the article.

The authors consider two areas of problem solving – the formation of social motives and social responsibility in educational teams (classes, universities) and in the process of civic activity.

It is proposed to monitor the success of the pedagogical impact on the socialization of schoolchildren and students by using the criteria and indicators proposed by the authors of the article.

Key words: social motives, social responsibility, social consciousness, civic activity, monitoring.


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