Professional Self-determination of Modern Teenagers: Problems and Solutions



Professional self-determination in adolescence for many years has been one of the hot topics of psychological theory and practice. Research in the field of personal and professional self-determination, career choice, continues to be a priority. Professional self-determination is part of the general process of socialization of adolescents, a necessary condition for their success and competitiveness in today's socio-economic realities. And it raises the question of what should be psychological and educational support in these conditions? Problems of career choice are considered on three sides: in the context of the social situation in which there are modern teenagers; from the perspective of adolescents themselves, choosing the profession; taking into account the peculiarities of psycho-pedagogical support of professional self-determination of teenagers nowadays. Analysis of problems leads us to the possible ways of solving them, and the need to build a new model of career guidance.

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Keywords: adolescence, personal and professional self-determination, choice of profession, career guidance, psychological and educational support

Journal rubric: Developmental Psychology

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Ilyina O.B. Professional Self-determination of Modern Teenagers: Problems and Solutions [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie [Psychological Science and Education], 2014. Vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 255–263. DOI: 10.17759/psyedu.2014060324. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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O. B. Ilyina, Educational Psychologist, State budgetary educational institution of the city of Moscow center of social and labor adaptation and vocational guidance «Gagarinsky», Post-graduate Student of the Department of age Psychology, Faculty of Psychology of Education, MGPPU, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



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