Voronin Sergey, диакон

Character accentuation as factor in the attitude of young men and women to the main christian virtues

Voronin Sergey (2021) "Character accentuation as factor in the attitude of young men and women to the main christian virtues ", Vestnik Pravoslavnogo Sviato-Tikhonovskogo gumanitarnogo universiteta. Seriia IV : Pedagogika. Psihologiia, 2021, vol. 63, pp. 131-147 (in Russian).

DOI of the paper: 10.15382/sturIV202163.131-147


In the conditions of modern society, the problem of spiritual and moral formation and development of young people does not lose its relevance. Of course, in the process of achieving this goal, an important task is the churchification of young people, bringing them into the bosom of the Church. However, the church formation of young people is impossible without their acceptance of the basic values of the Orthodox faith. One of the main forms of existence of these values is Christian virtue. The article analyzes the main Christian virtues based on the analysis of the Apostolic epistles and scientific literature on the problem of research. The empirical part of the work examines the attitude of young men and women with different accentuations of character to the main Christian virtues. The attitude to virtue is considered as a kind of emotional component of its development, along with cognitive (knowledge of it) and behavioral (desire for its development) components. This emotional component is an intermediate link in the development of virtue. It is he who often contains the gap between a person's knowledge of various virtues and the desire to develop them in himself. It is important to note that the concept of accentuation in the study is understood in accordance with the interpretation of Karl Leonhard. With this approach, accentuation is considered as a variant of the norm with some strengthening of certain features that determine the originality, uniqueness of the individual and to some extent set the vector of her personal and spiritual growth. In the process of empirical research, a number of interesting patterns have been established regarding the attitude to Christian virtues among young men and women with different character accentuations. The study analyzes the results obtained on a sample of boys and girls separately, and also provides data on a comparative analysis of the results between these samples.


character accentuation, trait, virtue, spiritual and moral development, attitude, personality, attribute, norm


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Voronin Sergey, диакон

Academic Degree: Candidate of Sciences* in Education;
Place of work: Sochi State University; 94, Plastunskaya Str., Sochi, 354000, Russian Federation;
Post: Associate Professor, Department of Psychology and Defectology;
ORCID: 0000-0002-3530-1001;
Email: voronin.sochi@mail.ru.

*According to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) 2011, the degree of Candidate of Sciences (Cand.Sc.) belongs to ISCED level 8 — "doctoral or equivalent", together with PhD, DPhil, D.Lit, D.Sc, LL.D, Doctorate or similar.