Problem of professional personality formation



The article presents the current approaches to the problem of professional personality formation. It ana-lyzes the impact of professional identity of students on the choice of the specialist field they make. The article highlights certain aspects of the educational environment which promote to formation of compe-tences in students, relating to their choice of professional occupations. The article presents the analysis of students’ internal and external strivings after graduation from the university and their fulfillment.

General Information

Keywords: professional formation; professional self-determination; professional identity; family context; «young vocational development»; self-actualization; professional competences; career; motivation

Journal rubric: Special (Branch) Psychology

Article type: review article

For citation: Pryazhnikova E.Y., Egorenko T.A. Problem of professional personality formation [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2012. Vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 111–122. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

E. Y. Pryazhnikova, Doctor of Psychology, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:

Tatiana A. Egorenko, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Associate Professor, Head of the Chair of Pedagogical Psychology named after Professor V.A. Guruzhapov, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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