Stylistic Characteristics of SelfDetermination in Life Changes Situations



The article discusses a problem of human life studies in situations of changes. Various explanatory models of a ration of situational/personal variables are considered as a person’s behavioral determinants, the necessity of studying stylistic traits of human behavior in situation of changes is discussed. A construct ‘Сhange Responding Style’s proposed by T. Y. Bazarov and M. P. Sychev is identifi ed as an intermediate connecting link between situation, social environment and individual. A situation of university admission and the period of the initiation of a students life is proposed as an example of life changes situation. Th e study describes the results of the dynamics of self-determination among fi rst course students and their features depending on the change responding style.

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Keywords: context, situational approach, self-determination, style, change responding style

Journal rubric: General Psychology, Personality Psychology, History of Psychology

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Kolantaevskaya A.S., Grishina N.V., Bazarov T.Y. Stylistic Characteristics of SelfDetermination in Life Changes Situations. Vestnik of Saint Petersburg University. Psychology, 2016. no. 4, pp. 51–62. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Anna S. Kolantaevskaya, Postgraduate, St. Petersburg State University, St.Petersburg, Russia, e-mail:

Nataliya V. Grishina, Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Department of Personality Psychology, Saint-Petersburg State University, St.Petersburg, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Tahir Y. Bazarov, Doctor of Psychology, Honored Professor of Moscow University, Professor of the Department of Social Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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