Russian Psychological Issues
JournalsTopicsAuthorsEditor's Choice For AuthorsAbout PsyJournals.ruContact Us

  Previous issue (2020. Vol. 25, no. 5)

Included in Web of Science СС (ESCI)

Included in Scopus


Psychological Science and Education

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 1814-2052

ISSN (online): 2311-7273


License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Started in 1996

Published 6 times a year

Free of fees
Open Access Journal


Motivational and Emotional Attitude to Studying in High School Students of Different Sex and Age 481


Vartanova I.I.
PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Senior Researcher of the Department of Psychology of Education and Pedagogy, Faculty of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

The purpose of this work was to study sex and age characteristics of emotional reflection of objects-values of school life in high school students. Experimental identification of the structure of the emotional-motivational profile was carried out using a factor analysis of assessments of 10 objects of school life according to the system of 25 adjective pairs in accordance with the Semantic Dif ferential scale. The analysis was conducted separately for each of the four groups of schoolchildren (two schools in Moscow with the traditional training paradigm): the younger group (8—9 grades, 14—15 years old) boys (52) and girls (57), the older groups (10—11 classes, 16—17 years old) boys (96) and girls (100).This made it possible to identify and describe the structure and qualitative specificity of the emotional relationship of high school students of different sex and age. It is revealed that with age there is a tendency of differentiation and transformation of the content of certain motives: for boys in the sphere of self-affirmation and for girls in the sphere of affiliation and status motivation. Obligation motivation (learning as a necessity) turned out to be similar for groups of boys and girls and varies insignificantly with age.

Keywords: motivation, emotions, learning activity, sex, late adolescents. motivation, emotions, learning activity, sex, late adolescents

Column: Educational Psychology


For Reference

  1. Bern Sh.Gendernaya psikhologiya: Per.s angl.[Gender Psychology].Moscow: Praym-Evroznak, 2004.320 p.(In Russ.).
  2. Bozhovich L.I.Lichnost’ i ee formirovanie v detskom vozraste [Personality and its formation in childhood].Saint-Petersburg: Piter, 2009.400 p.
  3. Vartanov A.V., Vartanova I.I.Ontogenez vospriyatiya i kategorizatsii emotsii [Ontogenesis of perception and categorization of emotions].Vestnik RGNF [Bulletin of the Russian Humanitarian Science Foundation], 2004, no.3, pp.197—207.
  4. Vartanova I. I.Psikhologicheskiye osobennosti motivatsii i tsennostey starsheklassnikov raznogo pola [Psychological Features of Motivation and Values in High School Students of Different Sexes].Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie [Psychological Science and Education], 2017.Vol.22, no.3, pp.63— 70.doi: 10.17759/ pse.2017220307 (In Russ., а Engl.).
  5. Vartanova I.I.Spetsifika vzaimosvyazi emotsional’nogo i ponyatiinogo komponentov uchebnoi motivatsii [Specificity of the Relationship between Emotional and Conceptual Components of Educational Motivation].Кul’turno-istoricheskaya psikhologiya [Cultural-historical psychology], 2018.Vol.14, no.2, pp.77—85.(In Russ., Engl.).doi:10.17759/ chp.2018140208
  6. Vilyunas V.K.Teoriya deyatel’nosti i problemy motivatsii [The theory of activity and motivation problems].In Zaporozhts A.V.(eds.), A.N. Leont’ev i sovremennaya psikhologiya [ Leontiev and modern psychology].Moscow: MGU Publ.; 1983, pp.191— 200.
  7. Il’in E.P.Emotsii i chuvstva [Emotions and feelings].Saint Petersburg: Piter Publ., 2001.752 p.
  8. Leont’ev A.N.Lektsii po obshchei psikhologii [Lectures on general psychology].Moscow: Smysl, Izdatel’skii tsentr “Akademiya”, 2010.511 p.
  9. Petrenko V.F.Vvedenie v eksperimental’nuyu psikhosemantiku.Issledovanie form reprezentatsii v obydennom soznanii [Introduction to experimental psychosemantics.Study forms of representation in ordinary consciousness].Moscow: MGU Publ., 1983.175 p.
  10. Ponomareva M.S.Vozrastno-polovye osobennosti emotsional’nosti shkol’nikov 9-17 let i ee vospriyatie uchitelyami: Diss....kand.psikhol.nauk.[Age and sex characteristics of emotionality of schoolchildren of 9—17 years old and its perception by teachers: Ph.D.(Psychology) diss.].Saint Petersburg., 2005.159 p.
  11. Sobkin V.S., Kalashnikova E.A.Dinamika motivatsionno-tselevykh transformatsii uchebnoi deyatel’nosti u uchashchikhsya osnovnoi shkoly [Dynamics of motivational-targeted transformation of educational activity of students of basic school].Voprosy psikhologii [ Questions of psychology], 2015, no.3, pp.3—15.
  12. Dweck C.S., Bush E.S.Sex differences in learned helplessness: I.Differential debilitation with peer and adult evaluators.Developmental Psychology, 1978.Vol. 11, pp.147—156.
  13. Vartanova I.I.Motivations of high school students of different sex and age.Psychology in Russia: State of the Art, 2018.Vol.11, no.3, pp.209—224.

© 2007–2021 Portal of Russian Psychological Publications. All rights reserved in Russian

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

Catalogue of academic journals in psychology & education MSUPE

Creative Commons License Open Access Repository     Webometrics Ranking of Repositories

RSS Psyjournals at facebook Psyjournals at Twitter Psyjournals at Youtube ??????.???????