Psychologica lreadiness for management as a basis for potential competitiveness in prospective managers

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Abstract

The paper presents outcomes of a research on psychological readiness for management in students (future managers). Psychological readiness for management is understood as one’s general predisposition towards administrating himself/herself and other people that is based on the system of relevant values. The extent of manifestation of the components of psychological readiness is considered as the basis of potential competitiveness in university graduates.Our empirical research involved students majoring in management (n = 98) aged 18-23 years.The study revealed that management values are highly significant for the respondents and that there are gender differences in value hierarchies.The components of psychological readiness for management were found to be related with indicators of life satisfaction, time perspective and basic values in the students.The outcomes if this research may be applied in higher education, management and career counselling in schools and universities.

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Keywords: competitiveness, potential competitiveness, psychological readiness for management in university graduates, effective management, career guidance

Journal rubric: Developmental Psychology

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/pse.2017220308

For citation: Mitina O.V., Nizovskikh N.A., Sharafutdinova M.N. Psychologica lreadiness for management as a basis for potential competitiveness in prospective managers. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie = Psychological Science and Education, 2017. Vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 71–81. DOI: 10.17759/pse.2017220308. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Olga V. Mitina, PhD in Psychology, Leading Researcher of the Laboratory of Communication Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2237-4404, e-mail: omitina@inbox.ru

Nina A. Nizovskikh, Doctor of Psychology, Associate Professor, Associate Professor Department of Psychology, Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology, Vyatka State University, Kirov, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5541-5049, e-mail: nina.nizovskikh@gmail.com

Marina N. Sharafutdinova, Vyatka State University,Career Counsellor, Vyatka State University, Kirov, Russia, e-mail: marina-sharafutdinova@mail.ru

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