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Forum MNE published the Research: Youth resilience to Radical and Extreme Behaviours in Montenegro

The analysis of stands and value orientations of Montenegrin high school students is the result of the research which was conducted in the period from November 2016 to January 2017. Forum MNE and Agency DeFacto, with the support of the Directorate for Youth (Ministry of Sport), defined several topics which were covered by the research. The research is, as well, a part of the project Preventing Youth Radicalisation in Northern Montenegro through Youth Work supported by the American Embassy from Podgorica.

We were interested in:

  •         What are the main agents of youth socialisation in Montenegro?
  •         How much are young people tolerant of various kinds of diversities?
  •         Are young people, and in which situations, permissive to violence?
  •         How much are young people religious and what is their attitude towards other religions?

Methodology of research covered two qualitative techniques which are especially convenient for collecting value stands of individuals or groups from whom we want to find out something.

Qualitative methods included:

  •      14 focus groups with high school students wherein the aim of this method was to encourage an open conversation among participants in form of half-structured group interviews;
  •        17 deep, half-structured interviews with representatives of institutions, religious organisations and organisations of civil sector with a view to understanding what selected public figures think about young people and how they assess their influence on behaviours and forming of value of the peer group.  

Research was conducted in seven Montenegrin towns (Plav, Rožaje, Berane, Ulcinj, Herceg Novi, Nikšić and Podgorica), which were assessed as especially interesting for the nature of research because of their socio-demographic characteristics. In order to obtain more reliable findings and determine whether there are differences in stands of younger and older high school students, two focus groups were held in each of mentioned towns.

You can download the research here.