Women in Penal Correction System: Personality Characteristics and Opportunities for Professional and Career Development

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Abstract

Presents the results of an empirical study of women employed in the penitentiary system. Seven techniques were used: the Big Five Personality Questionnaire (NEO Personality Inventory); Hall Emotional Intelligence Test (by Nicholas Hall); test E.Berne'; the diagnostic technique for the motivators of one's socio-psychological activity; the methodology for studying the style of one's behavioral self-regulation by V.I. Morosanova; self-rating of possibilities for one's professional development and career; expert evaluation of officer's personality by B.G. Bovin. The examined group of female officers is characterized by : a) mid-range values of the four "traits of a normal personality"; b) modest levels of "emotional intelligence"; c) structural personality disorders which complicate interpersonal communication; d) an ambition to succeed accompanied by a much less apparent will to power; e) an accentuated average style of behavioral self-regulation with the vitally important "modeling skill" as the leading component and the "self-dependence" trait as a "backward" one. Finally, recommendations were proposed to improve the work with the personnel in the penitentiary system.

General Information

Keywords: penal correction system, female officials, personality characteristics of female officials, opportunities for professional and career development

Journal rubric: Psychology of Professional Activity

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/psylaw.2021110205

For citation: Tsvetkova N.A., Kulakova S.V. Women in Penal Correction System: Personality Characteristics and Opportunities for Professional and Career Development [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologiya i pravo = Psychology and Law, 2021. Vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 55–71. DOI: 10.17759/psylaw.2021110205. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Nadezhda A. Tsvetkova, Doctor of Psychology, associate professor, professor of the Department of Social, General and Clinical Psychology, Research Institute of the Federal Penitentiary Service of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0967-205X, e-mail: TsvetkovaNA@yandex.ru

Svetlana V. Kulakova, PhD in Education, Senior Researcher, Research Institute of the Federal Penitentiary Service of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8688-2021, e-mail: centr2nii@yandex.ru

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