Motivational Discourse of Personality: Quantitative Characteristics and Comparative Analysis



The paper focuses on the features of motivational discourse of personality which is seen as a text created by an individual in the interactional process and containing certain moti¬vational constructs subject to be read. Basing on the narrative interview method developed by F. Schutze combined with motivational and discursive impulse and on A. Schutz's concepts of "because-of" and "in-order-to" motivation the paper proposes a set of indices enabling qual-itative assessment of the motivational discourse. The analysis of the empirical data revealed certain age, gender and inner differences. A typology of the motivational discourses of per-sonality is also presented in the paper.

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Keywords: motivation, discourse, motivational discourse, life situation, narrative inter¬view, temporal balance, consistency index

Journal rubric: Experimental Research

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Klymchuk V.A. Motivational Discourse of Personality: Quantitative Characteristics and Comparative Analysis . Sotsial'naya psikhologiya i obshchestvo = Social Psychology and Society, 2015. Vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 68–83. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Vitaly A. Klymchuk, PhD in Psychology, PhD in Psychology, associate professor, doctoral candidate at the Institute of Social and Political Psychology, National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev, e-mail:



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