Social cohesion of youth in Ukraine under the conditions of marital state




social cohesion, social unity, youth, questionnaire, values of cohesion


The article examines the peculiarities of the formation of social cohesion of the population as a whole and in the community of youth of Ukraine in the conditions of martial law in particular. An analysis of scientific works on the research problem was carried out in order to determine the leading components and criteria that determine the level of social cohesion. The results of an empirical study conducted in the form of anonymous representatives of youth of Ukraine are presented. The results of the survey determine the level of social cohesion in a vertical and horizontal section and determine social unity according to separate criteria. The results of the questionnaire are compared with the data of a sociological study on the definition of the Social Cohesion and Reconciliation Index (SCORE), which was conducted in Ukraine by USAID, UNDP and their partners in 2021. The purpose of the research covered in the article is to analyze the phenomenon of social cohesion of youth in the process of forming the civil society of Ukraine in the conditions of martial law. The main tasks are as follows: to analyze the leading scientific works on the research problem and to justify the general conceptual provisions regarding the understanding of social cohesion as a necessary condition for the existence of society; determine the socio-psychological features of student youth as a socially active category of citizens; to investigate the peculiarities of formation and regulation of social cohesion as a leading factor of social self-organization and development of society. Achieving the set goal and solving research tasks was carried out using theoretical, empirical and statistical methods of data processing. The conclusions confirm that social cohesion is an important condition and indicator of a qualitative change in the structure of society, which is determined by the activity of social subjects in order to achieve a common socially significant goal. The novelty of the study consists in determining the actual problems of the process of forming the social cohesion of youth in the conditions of war by determining the actual level of cohesion in general and according to individual criteria.

Author Biographies

Daria Bybyk, National Pedagogical Dragomanov University

PhD in Social Work, Associate Professor, Department of Social Education and Social Work, National Pedagogical Dragomanov University, Kyiv, Senior researcher Institute of Problems on Education of the NAES of Ukraine, Kyiv

Iryna Savelchuk , National Aviation University

Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor, Department of Social Technologies, National Aviation University, Kyiv, Ukraine; Сhief researcher, Department of Social Pedagogy and of Social Work Institute of Educational Problems of National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv


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How to Cite

Bybyk, D. ., & Savelchuk , I. . (2023). Social cohesion of youth in Ukraine under the conditions of marital state. Social Work and Education, 10(1), 7–16.