Emotional Intelligence as a Factor of Successful Self-Realization in Students of Socionomic and Bionomic Professions

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Abstract

Self-realization is an important factor of successful social adaptation, especially in the early stages of a professional career in the dynamic conditions of the modern economy and society.The purpose of this study was to assess the general level of self-realization of students in socionomic and bionomic professions.It also performed comparative analysis (previously insufficiently represented in the empirical literature) of subjective perception of self-realization, depending on the length of professional training and the level of emotional intelligence.The subjects were students of the Southern Federal University, 109 representatives of socionomic and 75 of bionomic professions.The respondents completed a multidimensional self-realization questionnaire (S.I.Kudinov) and the test of emotional intelligence (EmIn, by D.V.Lucin).The study found significant differences between the representatives of the two professional types as in their subjective assessment of success of three types of self-realization, as in the direction and relative contribution to the subjective sense of self-realization of the two factors under consideration: duration of professional training and the level of emotional intelligence.Emotional intelligence was a significant predictor of all types of self-realization, compensating for the negative influence of duration of training in bionomic professions and enhancing its positive effect in socionomic professions.The authors emphasize the importance of developing and using specialized innovative programs for effective training of emotional intelligence as one of the key components in the work of practical psychologists with young people in the early stages of professional training and career.

General Information

Keywords: emotional intelligence, professional self-realization, personal selfrealization, social self-realization, socionomic and bionomicprofessions, professional education

Journal rubric: Developmental Psychology

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/pse.2021260204

For citation: Obukhova Y.V., Borokhovski E.F. Emotional Intelligence as a Factor of Successful Self-Realization in Students of Socionomic and Bionomic Professions. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie = Psychological Science and Education, 2021. Vol. 26, no. 2, pp. 40–51. DOI: 10.17759/pse.2021260204. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Yulia V. Obukhova, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Chair of Psychology of development, Southern Federal University, Rostov-na-Donu, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8976-4650, e-mail: uvobukhova@yandex.ru

Eugene F. Borokhovski, Doctor of Psychology, Associate Professor, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5615-0417, e-mail: eugene.borokhovski@concordia.ca

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