Analysis on the Reason of Chinese College Students' Weakening Social Responsibility and Cultivation from Sociological Perspective

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Analysis on the Reason of Chinese College Students' Weakening Social Responsibility and Cultivation from Sociological Perspective


Zhang, Xi, Asian Social Science


Abstract

Social responsibility is the ethical care and obligation that individual in society pays to others mentally and sensuously, the ethic responsibility and feeling people have experienced that they should give to the society or others. Contemporary college students are the main force of building a well-off society, a harmonious socialist society in China. Confronting the current situation of some college students' weakening social responsibility and society's higher demand for social responsibility of talents, ideal and faith education needs to be improved to strengthen college student's social responsibility; moral education needs to be strengthened to awake students' ethics responsibility; social practice needs to be improved to reinforce students' social responsibility; comprehensive quality needs to be improved to enhance college students' social responsibility.

Keywords: sociology, social responsibility, cultivation, college students

In the current situations of the development of economic globalization and information network, the mutual influence of all kinds of thoughts and cultures throughout the world, and the increasing diversification of social-economic composition, forms of organization, ways of employment, interest relations and forms of distribution in China, the importance of citizens' social responsibility is highlighted at present, and requirements of talents' social responsibility are increasing. College students are precious talents resources of a country, the hope and future of a nation. Meanwhile, they are also the main force of building a well-off society, a harmonious socialist society in China. However, some college students' social responsibility are weakening due to the impact of many factors, which directly influence the ability of college students take the historical duty in the future. Therefore, it is greatly urgent and important to further cultivate and strengthen college students' social responsibility in order to shoulder society-assigned tasks in new period.

1. Social Responsibility's Connotation and Embodiments of College Students' Weakening Social Responsibility

Social responsibility is the ethical care and obligation that individual in society pays to others mentally and sensuously, the ethic responsibility and feeling people have experienced that they should pay to the society and others. It specifically embodies socialization of individual thinking, which is expands thinking object from individual to society. It also embodies individual's active and comprehensive participation in social life. Social responsibility has plenty of connotations: it requires a person to have lofty ideals, sound personality; study assiduously, professional dedication, be just and honest, solidify friendly, care about collective, struggle arduously, obey disciplines and laws. Sociology assumes that society is composed of people, and person is the direct agent of social relationship. Composed of individuals, society it is not the simple gathering of individuals, but the mutually related whole of individuals. Specifically, it is impossible for an individual to survive and develop isolatedly and freely without interaction and relation in social system. Therefore, the sense of responsibility an individual pays to society and others is not only the simple need of individual survival and development, but also the need of co-building a harmonious society.

Chinese nation pays great attention to the education of social responsibility, such as these very familiar aphorisms which passed on from generation to generation, "be the first to worry the woes of the people, and the last to share the weal of the people", "everybody is responsible for the rise and fall of the country" etc. All these aphorisms imply sense of social responsibility and ethnic calling in far-sighted scholars. Under the present new situation of, the main trend of contemporary college students' social responsibility is upward and positive. …

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