Effectiveness of virtual space in the socialization process of teenagers (under martial law)

Keywords: virtualization, social competences, higher education, adolescence, gamification.


The aim of the research is to study the impact of virtual space on adolescent socialization during the war by analysing the mechanisms of value formation, attitude to war, national identity and other aspects of socialization. The research involved such methods as expert evaluation, questionnaire survey, sociometry, correlation and regression analysis, as well as factor analysis using the maximum likelihood method. The methods of mathematical statistics were used. It was found that 75% of students use social networks every day, and 25% — several times a week. Instagram is the most popular social network among students, which is used by 65% of respondents, followed by Facebook with 30%, and TikTok with 20%. In general, the results of the study showed that the use of virtual space can have both positive and negative consequences for adolescents. These effects may include increased socialization and life satisfaction, but may also include the risk of developing bad habits and involvement in crime. It is important to conduct further research to understand the mechanisms of influence of virtual worlds on adolescent behaviour and to develop strategies to minimize negative consequences. Future research may be aimed at analysing different types of virtual space and their impact on adolescent socialization.


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Author Biographies

Oleh Boichuk, Pereyaslav-Khmelnitsky State Pedagogical University, Pereyaslav-Khmelnitsky, Ukraine.

Postgraduate Student, Pereyaslav-Khmelnitsky State Pedagogical University, Pereyaslav-Khmelnitsky, Ukraine.

Yuliya Lyebyedyeva, Research Institute of Ukrainian Studies, Kyiv, Ukraine.

PhD in Historical Sciences, Scientific Secretary, Research Institute of Ukrainian Studies, Kyiv, Ukraine.

Mykola Stadnyk, Research Institute of Ukrainian Studies, Kyiv, Ukraine.

Doctor of Philosophy, Deputy Director for Scientific Work, Research Institute of Ukrainian Studies, Kyiv, Ukraine.

Andrii Mishchuk, Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine.

PhD in Historical Sciences, Associate Professor, Department of History of Ukraine and Methods of Teaching History, Faculty of History, Political Science and International Relations, Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine.

Liliia Shcherbin, Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine.

PhD in Historical Sciences, Associate Professor, Department of World History, Faculty of History, Political Science and International Relations, Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine.


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How to Cite
Boichuk, O., Lyebyedyeva, Y., Stadnyk, M., Mishchuk, A., & Shcherbin, L. (2023). Effectiveness of virtual space in the socialization process of teenagers (under martial law). Amazonia Investiga, 12(63), 266-276. https://doi.org/10.34069/AI/2023.63.03.25