Emotional and Personal Determinants of High School Students’ Professional Identity



The determinants’ (prerequisites’) analysis of high school students’ professional identity (PI) allows us to predict the degree of its formation and dependence on them, as well as to outline ways to overcome the crisis of choosing a profession. Total number of participants N=82. The research methods are the following: SACS; Method for Studying PI Statuses (A.A. Azbel); Personal Anxiety Test by C.D. Spielberger (adapted by A.S. Kuznetsova); BPAQ (A. Buss, M. Perry); Method for Diagnosing Teaching Motivation and Emotional Attitude to Learning (A.M. Prikhozhan). The motivational, emotional and personal determinants that affect the schoolchildren’s PI development are revealed. It is shown that in the conditions of professional self-determination, most schoolchildren have the status of PI "moratorium", and the need to make a decision about choosing a profession causes emotional tension in them. A high level of personal anxiety negatively affects the PI formation and provokes manifestations of aggressiveness, and constructive coping behavior is positive, contributing to a way out of the crisis. Alsoб the PI determinants are profilization, attitude to study and cognitive motivation. The results make it possible to purposefully organize psychological and pedagogical support for students in choosing a profession.

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Keywords: cognitive motivation, attitude to learning, personal anxiety, learning profile, professional identity, school performance

Journal rubric: Developmental Psychology

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/pse.2023280103

Acknowledgements. The authors are grateful to the Head of the School E.G. Petrenko for her help in collecting data for the study, to the reviewers for their valuable comments and recommendations, colleagues for support and criticism, as well as to all participants of the study.

Received: 23.10.2022


For citation: Gut Y.N., Kabardov M.K., Zhambeeva Z.Z., Kosheleva Y.P., Grusha A.V. Emotional and Personal Determinants of High School Students’ Professional Identity. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie = Psychological Science and Education, 2023. Vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 66–84. DOI: 10.17759/pse.2023280103. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Yuliya N. Gut, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Leading Researcher at the Laboratory of Differential Psychology and Psychophysiology, , Psychological Institute of the Russian Academy of Education (FGBNU PIRAO), Moscow, Russian Federation, Sh. Rashidov Samarkand State University Moscow, Samarkand, Uzbekistan , Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8505-3846, e-mail: gut.julya@yandex.ru

Mohamed K. Kabardov, Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Head of Laboratory for Psychophysiology and Differential Psychology, Federal state budgetary scientific institution "Psychological Institute of the Russian Academy of education", Professor, Deputy Director for Scientific Work, Psychological Institute of Russian Academy of Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5787-3556, e-mail: kabardov@mail.ru

Zarema Z. Zhambeeva, PhD in Psychology, Institute of Psychology, the Russian Academy of Education,, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3831-3902, e-mail: zarema-z@mail.ru

Yuliya P. Kosheleva, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Senior Researcher of Differential Psychology and Psychophysiology, Psychological Institute of Russian Academy of Education, Associate Professor of Psychology and Pedagogical Anthropology Department in Moscow State Linguistic University, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5653-2143, e-mail: yu.p.kosheleva@mail.ru

Andrey V. Grusha, Assistant, Department of Age and Social Psychology, Belgorod State National Research University, Belgorod, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4091-0415, e-mail: grusha@bsu.edu.ru



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