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Experimental Psychology (Russia)

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

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ISSN (online): 2311-7036


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Psychological self-regulation as factor of success in the management of own behavior in different life domains 395

Rasskazova E.I.
PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Department of Neuro- and Pathopsychology, Faculty of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

Paper is devoted to psychological self-regulation at different stages of behavior change, according to the trans-theoretical model. It was assumed that psychological factors of self-regulation are differently related to the subjective success of achieving goals, depending on the life domain and the stage of change. 127 students set goals for the next 2.5 months (study / work, communication, hobbies, health), evaluated them on the Likert scale, filled the Volitional Components Inventory, Goal Disengagement and Reengagement Scale, and a number of methods for psychological well-being. In the domains of study, communication and health, a high level of self-regulation and volitional abilities was typical for pre-contemplation and action stages, and the high cognitive control was found for the pre-contemplation and preparation stages. Satisfaction and emotional state were not associated with the desire for change. In the domain of study subjective success after 2.5 months was associated with the ability to concentrate and disengage the goal, and in the domains of communication and health — with self-determination and self-motivation. The results indicate the importance of taking into account the life domain and stage of change in studies of the psychological regulation of activity.

Keywords: psychological self-regulation, goal achievement, goal reengagement, study, communication, health

Column: Psychology of States


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Study is supported by the Russian Science Foundation, project 16-18-10439 “System-dynamic analysis of activity regulation”.

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