Gender-role features of the influence of conformity on the formation of value orientations of adolescents

  • M. Antonovych V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Kharkiv, Ukraine
  • V. Amrakhova V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Kharkiv, Ukraine
Keywords: value orientations, sex-role characteristics, conformity, hierarchy, adolescents


The article examines the multifaceted phenomenon of adolescents’s value orientations, the mechanisms of its formation, and emphasizes the significant influence of gender-role conformity features on this hierarchy of the individual’s motivational structure. The influence of the level of adolescent conformity on the formation of value orientations of the individual was considered. Since the social situation actively begins to change during the transitional age, adolescents often enter into confrontation with adults, the process of separation begins, and at the same time, adolescents begin to unite in reference groups to strengthen their opinion, receive support and acceptance. Often, with a high level of conformity, they begin to focus on the norms, behavior patterns, sex-role expectations, goals of their peers in order to be accepted by their reference group, which can influence the formation of adolescent value orientations. Were invastigated that the contribution of the phenomenon of conformity to the formation of adolescents’s value orientations is 82.3%. Makes a positive contribution to the formation of such a value orientation as help and mercy to others; does not make such a contribution to the formation of a high social status and people’s management. Separately, it was found that the contribution of gender-role characteristics to the formation of adolescents’ value orientations, is 32.1%. The scale of femininity contributes to the formation of such a value orientation as: love. It does not have such an impact on the formation of such a value orientation as pleasant pastime and recreation. The scale of masculinity contributes to the formation of such value orientations as material well-being and high social status and people management. Does not have such an impact on health as value orientation.


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How to Cite
Antonovych, M., & Amrakhova, V. (2023). Gender-role features of the influence of conformity on the formation of value orientations of adolescents. Psychological Counseling and Psychotherapy, (19), 6-11.