FEATURES OF THE RELATIONSHIP OF RELIGIOUS IDENTITY AND VALUE ORIENTATIONS OF MODERN KAZAKHSTAN STUDENTS (USING THE EXAMPLE OF АL-FARABI KAZAKH NATIONAL UNIVERSITY)

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https://doi.org/10.26577/JPsS.2024.v88.i1.01
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Abstract

The relevance of this article is determined by the increased scale of psychological and psychosocial problems determined by the increase in interethnic and interfaith tension, as well as the strengthening of the processes of religious identification and its influence on value orientations, which led to transformations in the moral sphere.

In this regard, the purpose of the article was to study the peculiarities of the relationship between religious identity and value orientations of modern Kazakh students (using the example of students of аl-Farabi Kazakh National University). To achieve this goal, methodological tools were used, including the questionnaire “Components of Religious Identity”, “Value Questionnaire (PVQ-R2)” and “Methodology for the Study of Values”. Verification of the research results showed that the religious identity of students belonging to the most widespread denominations in Kazakhstan - Islam and Orthodox Christianity - has much in common and at the same time is determined by differences. For Muslim students, the social aspects of religious identity are most relevant. The religious identity of students professing Christianity is more individual and less ethno-confessional in orientation. The general trend that unites both religious groups is the presence of a religious identity aimed at protecting against anxiety and worry (through the relationship of its external components with corresponding value orientations). The article is of practical importance for further research and monitoring of the processes of religious identification and its connection with the value orientations of young people emerging in a multicultural and multi-confessional state.

Key words: religious identity, value orientations, relationship, student youth, Muslims, Christians, etc.

Author Biographies

O. Aimaganbetova, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Kazakhstan, Almaty

(corresponding author) – Doctor of Psychological Sciences, Professor of the Department of General and Applied Psychology, al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Kazakhstan, Almaty, e-mail: alnara25@mail.ru

L. Kassym, Thames Valley District School Board, Canada, London

PhD, psychologist, Thames Valley District School Board, Canada, London, e-mail: laura@mcdowallhealth.com

S. Zhantikeyev, Turan University - Astana, Kazakhstan, Astana

candidate of Psychological Sciences, Associate Professor Turan-Astana University, Kazakhstan, Astana, e-mail: zhantikeyev@tau-edu.kz

B. Kazikhanov, Аcademy of National Security Committee, Kazakhstan, Almaty

Аcademy of National Security Committee, Kazakhstan, Almaty, e-mail: berik.m@mail.ru

E. Adilova, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Kazakhstan, Almaty

PhD, Acting Associate Professor of the Department of General and Applied Psychology, al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Kazakhstan, Almaty, e-mail: elnura.adilova@mail.ru

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2024-03-20

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Aimaganbetova, O., Kassym, L., Zhantikeyev, S., Kazikhanov, B., & Adilova, E. (2024). FEATURES OF THE RELATIONSHIP OF RELIGIOUS IDENTITY AND VALUE ORIENTATIONS OF MODERN KAZAKHSTAN STUDENTS (USING THE EXAMPLE OF АL-FARABI KAZAKH NATIONAL UNIVERSITY). The Journal of Psychology &Amp; Sociology, 88(1), 4–15. https://doi.org/10.26577/JPsS.2024.v88.i1.01