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Trust as a Mechanism of Social Regulation the Modern Youth's Behaviour

Svetlana Gurieva1, Maria Borisova1, Olga Mikhalyuk1, Victoria Dmitrieva1, Veronika Odintsova1 and Takeyasu Kawabata2
  • 1 Saint-Petersburg State University, Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • 2 Department of Psychology, Shokei Gakuin University, Japan


The problem of regulation of social behaviour has been studied of social representations of modern youth. The authors consider that the mechanism of trust can be seen as the basic principle for constructing relations. This article covers issues related to social representations of trust, manifestations of credulity, direction and basic functions of trust. About 380 people have become the subject of the study: 190 men and 190 women aged between 20 and 30 (the average age being 23.78). The study used the following tools: A questionnaire, the authors’ modification of Sachs and Levy’s Sentence Completion Test and the “Trust Situation” projective technique. The data-processing included content analysis, correlation and factor analysis. The results enabled us to create a classification of people based on differences in perception of the trust phenomenon, trust situations, objects and basic functions of trust. The phenomenon of “trust blindness” has been identified and described for the first time.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 13 No. 1, 2016, 100-110


Submitted On: 8 October 2015 Published On: 25 January 2016

How to Cite: Gurieva, S., Borisova, M., Mikhalyuk, O., Dmitrieva, V., Odintsova, V. & Kawabata, T. (2016). Trust as a Mechanism of Social Regulation the Modern Youth's Behaviour. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 13(1), 100-110.

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  • Social Behaviour
  • Mechanism of Trust
  • Trust Blindness
  • Factor Analysis