Authority as the Foundation for Managing the Formation of the Young Generation in the Age of Modern Threats

Jan Zimny
European Research Studies Journal, Volume XXIV, Special Issue 1, 581-591, 2021
DOI: 10.35808/ersj/2061


Purpose: The aim of the article is to represent the research methods applied within a framework of the research entitled “Authority as the Foundation for Managing the Formation of the Young Generation in the Age of Modern Threats” carried out by prof. dr hab. Jan Zimny and within the frame of the project for 2020 “Towards the Area of New Trends in Scientific Research”. Design/Methodology/Approach: The introduction of this article presents the justification of the needs to undertake the research in regards to the presented problem followed by the explanation of what authority is, how it should be understood, how authority is understood and expected by young generation. The use of selected research methods made it possible to achieve the aim of the research and confirm the initial research hypotheses in the form of the question, to what extent the authority of parents is still important today for the contemporary young generation. Findings: The research problem has been solved in the course of scientific process which concerned the role and the importance of authority in the process of managing the formation of the young generation in the era of contemporary threats. The research has verified the hypotheses and has given an unambiguous answer in respect to this topic. Practical Implications: The analysis of the research made it possible to clearly indicate which values of parental authority play an important role in the formation of the young generation. Originality/value: The application of the methods presented in the article contributed to the enrichment of knowledge in the field of the young generation’s expectations concerning the role of authority in the process of managing its formation, on the other hand, - in the axiological sense – there have been pointed out the challenges faced by those who form the young generation.

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