Confidence as a condition of collective activity forming

  • O. S. Polishchuk Khmelnytsky Humanitarian Pedagogical Academy
Keywords: confidence, social capital, collective activity, human, individual, social group, society


Confidence as a social-philosophic phenomenon, which assists forming and effectiveness of collective activity, has been studied. It is proved that it demonstrates the character of development of social partnership,both at the level of society and at the level of some of its spheres: interpersonal, inter group interaction, which guarantees coordination and firmness of collective activity in the achieving of the goal. Confidence becomes productive social construction of interaction and inappreciation of this factor of interaction leads to the inefficiency of collective activity, to its unpredictability to the risks, to the reduction of identifying process. Basic concepts, which reveal the essence of the notion «confidence», have been analyzed. It is proved that it is exclusively modern term, which has been formed during the whole period of existence of humanity, and at every stage it received new meanings. It is found out that this phenomenon, from the anthropological point of view, remains an important component of collective activity, which performs the role of «glue». That is to say, uniting of individuals in the process of achieving the goal takes place owing to it. It is cleared out that the confidence is manifested in activity, and so it is clear, that its forms, within the frames of activity of personality, individual, become solidarity, empathy, help, cooperation between people, etc. The role of the confidence in providing social capital has been mentioned. Today we are witnessing the formation and collapse of a considerable number of social groups and groups that occupy a significant place in the social system of society. Such a process is objective in view of the fact that in all cases, in the formation of social groups, the important role is played by the trust that arises within the group and becomes a value for each subject of the group. In this context, trust is an important condition for the collective action of a social group, without which this phenomenon (collective action) is not effective and has no meaning in the direction of progressive development. That is, trust is a condition for the formation of a collective action and a connecting element of individuals in a social group. Hence, the problem of individual confidence in a social group is extremely relevant, since it not only promotes the formation of a collective action, but also helps the individual, along with the social group, to solve a series of tasks that are superfluous for one person. In this format, we can say that trust is not only a condition for the formation of collective action, but also the formation of social capital. In this context, between the individual and the social capital, due to trust there is an interconnection, resulting in a collective action.


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How to Cite
Polishchuk, O. (2015). Confidence as a condition of collective activity forming. Grani, 18(2), 21-26.