ELECTIONS WITH A KNOWN RESULT: ABSENTEEISM OF RUSSIAN STUDENTS

  • Olga Popova

Abstract

In the report there is analyzed the impact of the main scenario of


competition for candidates for the presidency of Russia in the March


2018 elections for the electoral behavior of Russian students. We made


an empirical study (2518 respondents, questionnaires; series of focus


groups) in order to identify the level of electoral activity and models of


electoral absenteeism of Russian students, motivation to participate in


voting and refusal to vote, the system of factors determining the strategy


of behavior in elections, etc. In the course of the study, the role of social


networks in the electoral moods formation of Russian students was


revealed, an assessment of the state of the two components of the


student's political identity (ideological and personified identity) was


analyzed, and the influence of the socio-demographic and status


characteristics of Russian students on their electoral behavior was


analyzed. It was discovered the accumulation of systemic and situational


factors that determine the strategy of students' electoral behavior in the


situation of obvious outcome of voting.

Published
May 21, 2019
How to Cite
POPOVA, Olga. ELECTIONS WITH A KNOWN RESULT: ABSENTEEISM OF RUSSIAN STUDENTS. Proceedings of the International Scientific Conference "Social Changes in the Global World", [S.l.], v. 2, n. 5, p. 761-777, may 2019. Available at: <http://js.ugd.edu.mk/index.php/scgw/article/view/2965>. Date accessed: 15 oct. 2019.