Features of Self-Awareness of Persons with a High Level of Anxiety

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Abstract

The article examines the individual components and characteristics of self-awareness to expand the potential of the counseling work of a psychologist with the problem of high personal anxiety. We assume that statistically significant differences in the severity of individual parameters of self-awareness exist in groups of people with different levels of anxiety. The study participants are 125 people between the ages of 20 and 30. The aim of the research is to study the structural and content characteristics of self-awareness in persons with a high level of anxiety during early adulthood. It was revealed that the cognitive-emotional component of self-awareness is expressed at the average level. The tendency towards the development of internal maladjustment is noticeable with an increase in the level of anxiety. In the behavioral component of self-awareness decreases self-regulation, the general level of volitional regulation, perseverance and self-control, modeling and programming with an increase in anxiety. Planning and self-reliance are the most formed processes. They act as coping strategies to reduce anxiety levels. The hypothesis is confirmed.

General Information

Keywords: personal anxiety, self-awareness, early adulthood, self-attitude, self-esteem, level of aspirations, self-regulation

Journal rubric: Psychology of Personality

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/exppsy.2023160106

Acknowledgements. The research was supported by Belarusian State Pedagogical University named after Maxim Tank (BSPU), Minsk, Republic of Belarus. The author thanks the leadership of the Institute of Psychology of the BSPU, the staff of the Department of General and Organizational Psychology, V.E. Morozov, PhD in Psychology, as well as the participants in the study — students of various faculties of the university. Special gratitude are expressed to the scientific supervisor of the project —D.G. Dyakov, PhD in Psychology.

Received: 08.09.2021

Accepted:

For citation: Slonova A.I. Features of Self-Awareness of Persons with a High Level of Anxiety. Eksperimental'naâ psihologiâ = Experimental Psychology (Russia), 2023. Vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 101–118. DOI: 10.17759/exppsy.2023160106. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Alyona I. Slonova, MA in Psychology, Researcher in Psychological Sciences, Psychologist of Socio-psychological and pedagogical service, State institution of education «Kindergarten № 2 of Davyd-Haradok», Витебск, Belarus, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9744-0894, e-mail: alyona_slonova@mail.ru

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