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Professionalism in the work of the Director of the school: features of ordinary representations of groups of principals, teachers and parents 1166

Dvoryanchikov N.V.
PhD in Psychology, Dean, Faculty of Legal and Forensic Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia

Budykin S.V.
PhD Student, Department of Clinical and Legal Psychology, Faculty of Legal Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

Avdeev E.S.
Ph.D. in Psychology, Assistant Professor, Chair of Clinical and Forensic Psychology, Department of Legal Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russian Federation

Bovina I.B.
Doctor of Psychology, Associate Professor, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia

The purpose of the study was to identify and analyze everyday notions of professionalism in activities of the school Director. The object of the research – group of adults associated with the educational process. The sample consisted of Directors and Deputy Directors of a number of Moscow schools, teachers, and parents of students. The total sample size was 166 persons (N=55 principals and Vice, N=57 teachers, N=54 parents) at the age from 22 to 68 years. The object of research – features of everyday notions of professionalism in activities of the school Director. We put forward a General assumption that the groups of Directors, parents and teachers will vary the ratio of functional and regulatory elements; in the group of Directors in the idea of professionalism will dominate the functional elements in the group of teachers is expected to identify both the normative and functional elements, the group of parents – mostly normative. The main research method was a survey. For its implementation was drawn up a questionnaire. In accordance with the theory of social representations within which we developed the research, the key methodology was the technique of free Association. Our hypothesis received partial empirical support. The results are discussed from the point of view of the theory of social representations.

Keywords: professionalism, the headmaster, teachers, parents, the theory of social representations.

Column: Psychology of Professional Activity


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