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Psychological-Educational Studies

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Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

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The Image of the Future in Older Adolescents: Gender Differences 275


Belogai K.N.
PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor of the Department of Acmeology and Developmental Psychology, Kemerovo State University, Kemerovo, Russia

Bugrova N.A.
PhD in Philosophy, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology and Pedagogy, Kemerovo State University of Culture, Kazan, Russia

The article presents the research results, which is directed at identifying of the actual attitude of older adolescents towards the future, taking into account gender differences. It is suggested that in the self-consciousness of older adolescents aspects of self-relation that are significant for the future are not coordinated, there are also gender differences in the organizational substructure of the image of the future. Surveyed 93 schoolchildren, students of the 10th grade of three Kemerovo schools on the basis of the diagnostic program including measurement the parameters of the organizational substructure of the image of the future and determining the representations of adolescents of different gender groups. On the sample of subjects in general, there is a tendency to show low personality activity, inconsistency of individual components of the attitude to yourself and the factors of life's meaningliness. At the same time, the girls oriented towards the future, but prone to internal conflict, the boys are more passive, poorly focused on the future, prone to experience of dissatisfaction in accepting oneself. Based on the results obtained, the prospects for further experimental work on shaping the future in the older adolescence are outlined.

Keywords: adolescence, gender differences, image of the future, life-purpose orientations, personality activity

Column: Developmental Psychology


For Reference


The authors are grateful for assistance in data collection to the management and teaching staff of Municipal autonomous educational institution secondary school Kemerovo number 14, Municipal autonomous educational institution secondary school Kemerovo number 78, Municipal budgetary educational institution secondary school Kemerovo number 11.

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