Качество жизни как междисциплинарная проблема: теоретические подходы и диагностика качества жизни в психологии, социологии и медицине
The results of cross-cultural research of implicit theories of innovativeness among students and teachers, representatives of three ethnocultural groups: Russians, the people of the North Caucasus (Chechens and Ingushs) and Tuvinians (N=804) are presented. Intergroup differences in implicit theories of innovativeness are revealed: the ‘individual’ theories of innovativeness prevail among Russians and among the students, the ‘social’ theories of innovativeness are more expressed among respondents from the North Caucasus, Tuva and among the teachers. Using the structural equations modeling the universal model of values impact on implicit theories of innovativeness and attitudes towards innovations is constructed. Values of the Openness to changes and individual theories of innovativeness promote the positive relation to innovations. Results of research have shown that implicit theories of innovativeness differ in different cultures, and values make different impact on the attitudes towards innovations and innovative experience in different cultures.
The problem of automatic image recognition based on the minimum information discrimination principle is formulated and solved. Discrimination calculation in the Kullback–Leibler information metric based on colour histograms comparison is proposed. It’s combined with a method of directed enumeration of the set of alternatives as opposed to the method of complete enumeration of competing hypotheses. Results of an experimental study of the discrimination in the problem of face images recognition are presented. It is shown that the proposed algorithm is characterized by increased accuracy and reliability of automatic image recognition.
Studied is a possibility of increasing the accuracy of diagnostics by examining a number of diagnostic rules as a set of expert assessments, which allows one to combine them («mix of expert opinions»). Proposed is to use of the principle of minimum-information-mismatch in Kullback - Leibler metric to highlight the rule most appropriate for classification of a particular object. Program and results of experimental study are presented in the problem of automatic recognition of gray-scale images. It is shown that the developed approach can significantly improve the quality of diagnostics.
Students' internet usage attracts the attention of many researchers in different countries. Differences in internet penetration in diverse countries lead us to ask about the interaction of medium and culture in this process. In this paper we present an analysis based on a sample of 825 students from 18 Russian universities and discuss findings on particularities of students' ICT usage. On the background of the findings of the study, based on data collected in 2008-2009 year during a project "A сross-cultural study of the new learning culture formation in Germany and Russia", we discuss the problem of plagiarism in Russia, the availability of ICT features in Russian universities and an evaluation of the attractiveness of different categories of ICT usage and gender specifics in the use of ICT.