Educational Acmeology. Developmental Psychology
ISSN 2304-9790 (Print)
ISSN 2541-9013 (Online)


Athlete’s Leading Motivations at the Ascending Stage of Professional Development

The paper presents the results of an empirical study of the motivational sphere of athletes’ personality. The leading motivations for doing sports identified in groups of athletes at pre-professional, professional and super-professional stages of professional development are general physical activity, comfort, social status, social utility, communication. The paper describes the significance of these motivations, analyses and summarizes the differences in how these motivations are expressed in different groups.

Risks of Professional Self-Determination of Senior Pupils: Psychological and Pedagogical Aspects

Substantially analyzed the social and psychological risks of professional self-determination of senior pupils. The results of empirical research carried out on a sample of students of classes 9 and 11 secondary school № 41, Saratov (N = 65). The methods used: questionnaire «Orientation» (V. E. Sigacheva, M. N. Rossohach); method for determination of the main motives of choice of profession (E. M. Pavlyutenkova); questionnaire «The motives of choice of profession» (R. V. Ovcharova); questionnaire «Types imposed on the choice of profession» (A. A. Kibireva).

Social Expectations in Personal Evolution and Development

The article presents the results of studying social expectations of a personality. It emphasizes the significance and shows the role of social expectations as one of the major understudied psychological phenomena. The influence of this phenomenon can be traced at all stages of socialization and development of a personality in the ontogenic and professional aspects. The study reveals peculiarities of children’s and adults’ expectations.

Formation of Professional Self-Consciousness in Higher Education Institution: Content and Evaluation

This paper presents the analysis of approaches to the content of professional self-consciousness. We demonstrated a similarity of views of the majority of authors on the content of self-consciousness which is represented by professional images that determine an image of the developing subject of the surrounding community.