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P. A. Kislyakov,

RSSU, Moscow,



In modern conditions, the process of forming the social identity of the younger generation is complicated by consumer attitude to life, insufficient level of social and psychological protection, leveling of traditional moral values. Social institutions are faced with the task of developing safe prosocial behavior oriented to the benefit of society, as well as the formation of the ability to withstand social risk factors.

Taking into account the great practical importance of this direction, the article offers a review and discussion of domestic and foreign studies on the problem of prosocial behavior aimed at ensuring safety. The conclusion is that this psychological construct is a system of personal and due to the determinants on the individual level (satisfaction of needs for safety, stress, psychological well-being, tolerance to uncertainty, etc.), personality (adherence to moral norms, life orientation, etc.) and activity (social identity, interpersonal relations, etc.).

The aim of this study was to determine the impact of system-personal characteristics of a person (satisfaction of the need for safety, well-being, social identity) on the level of his prosociality.

The sample consisted of 90 people living in Moscow. The selection of respondents was carried out by spontaneous sampling using an Internet survey posted on the social network «VKontakte». The test battery was developed using the online service «Google Forms» and included the following psychodiagnostic techniques: «Content of prosocial identity» (GSA, Barriga et al., 2001, in the adaptation of N. V. Kuchtova); Questionnaire «Assessment of satisfaction of security needs» (O. Yu. Zotova); «Subjective well-being scale» (A. Perrudet-Badoux, G. Mendelsohn, J. Chiche in the in the adaptation of M.V. Sokolova); «Scale of identification with humanity» (S. McFarland, in the adaptation of T. A. Nestic). The data of sociological research «World Values Survey» (2010–2014) and the «European Social Survey – 2016» were also used for the analysis. Descriptive statistics, correlation analysis, regression analysis are used for calculations. The study revealed the relationship between the studied determinants, which indicates their systemic nature.


Keywords: prosocial behavior; psychological safety; system-personal determinants; system analysis; personality; behavior; well-being; social identity; psychological protection.

For citation: Kislyakov P. A. System-Personal Determinants of Safe Prosocial Behavior // Systems Psychology and Sociology. 2019. № 4 (32). P. 79–91. DOI: 10.25688/2223-6872.2019.32.4.07.


Kislyakov Pavel Aleksandrovich, Doctor of Psychological Sciences, Associate Professor, Head of the Department of Labor Psychology and Special Psychology of the Russian State Social University, Moscow, Russia.

E-mail: pack.81@mail.ru




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