The Manifestation and the Change of Lithuanian Academic Youth's National Identity

  • Dalia Antinienė Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Lithuania
  • Giedrė Širvinskienė Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Lithuania
  • Rosita Lekavičienė Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Keywords: national identity, attitudes, nationalism, traditional nationality, modern nationality, ethnocentrism, anti-ethnocentrism

Abstract

This article deals with the peculiarities of understanding the attitudes of national identity among Lithuanian academic youth. The study took place in 2003, 2008, and 2018. Results revealed that the national identity scale can be very wide, starting from an extreme national chauvinism that emphasizes national exclusivity to cosmopolitanism that ignores national culture, traditions, patriotism.

Author Biographies

Dalia Antinienė, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Lithuania

Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Faculty of Public Health Sciences

Giedrė Širvinskienė, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Lithuania

Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Faculty of Public Health Sciences
Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Health Research Institute

Rosita Lekavičienė, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania

Kaunas University of Technology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

Published
2020-06-04
How to Cite
Antinienė, D., Širvinskienė, G., & Lekavičienė, R. (2020). The Manifestation and the Change of Lithuanian Academic Youth’s National Identity. Pedagogika, 137(1), 83-104. https://doi.org/10.15823/p.2020.137.5