Ethical Consciousness of University Students in the Context of Postmodernism


  • Nataliia Shevchenko Zaporizhzhia National University
  • Maiia Shypko National metallurgical academy of Ukraine
  • Liubov Dolynska National Pedagogical Dragomanov University
  • Olena Stroianovska National Pedagogical Dragomanov University
  • Galyna Gorban Zaporizhzhia National University
  • Olena Temruk National Pedagogical Dragomanov University



ethical consciousness, components and levels, indicators of moral values, moral-ethical responsibility, attitude towards ethical categories


The article describes theoretical views on the development of ethical consciousness in Ukrainian university students in the context of postmodernism, using the data from quasi-experimental psycho-pedagogical measurements. The article aims to specify the process of developing structural components of ethical consciousness in Ukrainian university students, who de facto (culturally and socially) are still gaining the experience of late postmodernity. The following methods were used at the propaedeutic, quasi-experimental and resumptive levels: theoretical-methodological analysis of relevant scientific-methodical sources; selection of relevant diagnostic methods; modelling of educational conditions; psychodiagnostic methods; methods of mathematical statistics; summarization. The necessary data were collected, with the observance of all ethical norms, at the premises of Ukrainian higher education institutions, with the participation of 280 students-respondents (Years 1-5) who major in the humanities and technology. The obtained results indicate a rather uneven personal development of students under all structural components of ethical consciousness. The main part of the article, as well as conclusions, clarifies the components of ethical consciousness, their dynamics and dependence on one’s worldview and experience. The international relevance of the article lies in objectifying ethical consciousness of young people in the post-totalitarian environment. It will allow one to evaluate the interaction between traditional and postmodern systems, justify the prospects of such categories as “meanings” and “values” in the belated postmodern society. The results of the article may influence the modelling of the character-building component in new education systems in the post-cultural society.


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How to Cite

Shevchenko, N., Shypko, M., Dolynska, L., Stroianovska, O., Gorban, G., & Temruk, O. (2022). Ethical Consciousness of University Students in the Context of Postmodernism. Postmodern Openings, 13(4), 472-496.



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