IJSSAH-202001

Can Expression and Formation of Adolescent National Identity be Predetermined by the Gender?
Dr. AgnėJuškevičienė

The article aims to identify whether the expression of senior adolescents’ national identity at the cognitive, emotional and connotative levels as well as its formation are dependent on the gender. Seeking to reveal the possible influence of gender on the national identity, the significance of the contemporary social gender theory, when the gender depends on the subjective choice of an individual, as well as the relevance of theories that do not question biological, psychological and social gender differences, are highlighted. The data obtained during the conducted research allow stating that the expression of the national identity of adolescents differs between the genders at the cognitive, emotional and connotative levels, and the factors that contribute to building up of the national identity to a large extent do not differ from one gender to the other.