The article is based on the results of the sample inquiry of secondary
school graduates of the city of Novosibirsk and the Novosibirsk Territory. One can
readily see that there is a certain dependence between the youth’s educational strategy
and their family type, the latter is determined on the basis of their parents’ education,
to be more accurate, by the kind of their education. This idea proves to
develop earlier investigations on the role of the family in forming attitudes of the
youth that allow them to develop their adaptation potential and which was tackled
by the authors in their monograph “Sociocultural Adaptation of the Youth of the
North” (Abramova, Goncharova, Kostyuk Novosibirsk, 2011).
The investigation makes it possible to speak about the dependence between a high
level of the parents’ education and the formation of corresponding orientations of
their children for their own further education. As to parents with lower education
their children are apt to have lower simpler ambitions for their future.
The analysis of value orientations, as regards the choice of educational strategy,
shows that all school graduates consider further education first of all as a possibility
of further professional development. It has also been shown that differences in perception
of the value of attaining post-secondary education are conditioned by
youth’s different life attitudes which are formed, including by parents who have
different levels of education.
Key words: educational strategy of youth, a family, value orientations, education