Self-Activation as a Personal Resource in University Inclusive Educational Environment



In the sphere of higher education, which is considered one of the most promising in promoting inclusive ideas, great attention is paid to students’ personal resources, characterizing the person's internal voluntary activity: self-control, self-esteem, self-efficacy, self-management, self-knowledge, self-support, self-regulation, and self-activation. They are these personal resources that mediate the students' subjective assessment of the external situation (the absence of barriers, the availability of different types of support), weaken the negative impact of disability, preserve the psychological balance and motivate them to overcome difficulties. A study conducted on the Russian sample showed that inclusive education is effective for students with disabilities and is a motivating factor for their healthy peers. The data obtained is consistent with the results of studies in other countries and cultures

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Keywords: university inclusive educational environment, students with disabilities, healthy students, personal resources, self-activation, resilience, philosophy of independent life

Journal rubric: Psychology of Special and Inclusive Education

Article type: review article


For citation: Odintsova M.A., Radchikova N.P. Self-Activation as a Personal Resource in University Inclusive Educational Environment [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2018. Vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 62–70. DOI: 10.17759/jmfp.2018070107. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Maria A. Odintsova, PhD in Psychology, Docent, Head of the Department of Psychology and Pedagogy of Distance Learning, Faculty of Distance Learning, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Nataly P. Radchikova, PhD in Psychology, Leading Researcher of Scientific and Practical Center for Comprehensive Support of Psychological Research «PsyDATA», Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Chief Specialist of the Laboratory of Biophysics of Excitable Media, Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Biophysics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Pushchino;, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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