Psychology of Social Development

Intercultural Competence and Big Five Factors: Problem Statement

The article reviews the problems of intercultural competence (ICC) in Western and Russian psychology. Special attention is given to considering the correlation between personality characteristics and intercultural competence using the example of Big Five factors. The results of empirical research of correlations between the indicators of intercultural competence and the Big Five factors in students are presented. For the diagnosis we used «The Scale of intercultural sensitivity» proposed by O. E. Khuhlaev and M. Y. Chibisova and «The Five Factors questionnaire» in M. V. Bodunov and S. D.

Reputation of a Neighbor, or Who Lives Near Us?

The article presents the results of empirical study that addresses perception of neighbors. As a major empirical method we used a questionnaire, using reflexive self-report technique «I – Other», which includes verbal statements and graphic representations. It revealed the presence of two strategies of perception and evaluation of neighbors: egocentric, focused on vested interest of a person, and dialogic, focused on the establishment of active connections and relationships with neighbors.

«Vertical» Arrangement of the Space of Managers’ Business Communication Styles

The paper presents the results of a study of «vertical» arrangement of the space of business communication between managers of a business company. Using the Business Communication Styles research technique (BCS), this study examined the preferences of style components, as reflected in three concepts («I», my style; style features of a subjectively suitable leader; style features of a subjectively suitable subordinate).

Specificity of the Association between Self-Actualization and Psychometric Creativity

The study attempted to examine the association between creativity measured by divergent thinking tests, and self-actualization. The empirical base was 120 students (100 females, 17 to 22 years of age). The following assessment methods were administered: Self-actualization questionnaire (A. V. Lazukin), E. Torrance Test of Creative Thinking, Remote Associates Test (S. Mednick), Purpose-in-Life Orientations Test (D. A. Leontyev), Questionnaire «Empathy» (V. Boyko), and Self-esteem scale (Dembo – Rubinstein).

The Relationships between the Dominant Coping Strategies and Accentuation of Personality Traits Among Teachers

The article presents the results of empirical study of relationships between the dominant coping strategies and accentuation of personality traits among secondary school teachers (N = 40) carried out using psycho-diagnostic tools: Questionnaire «Strategies for overcoming stressful situations» (Stevan E. Hobfoll in adaptation of N. Vodopianova and E. Starchenkova), characterological questionnaire (K. Leonhard in adaptation of V. M. Bleicher).

Effectiveness of the Individualization of the Psychological Training of the Athletes

The paper presents the results of an experimental study aimed at identifying how viable using an individualized approach in psychological training of rowers is. The paper lists information that defines rowers’ sports-oriented qualities, which affect sportsmen’s overall and specialized readiness to compete. It is these qualities that were taken into account when recommendations for individualized selection of tasks of psychological training were formulated and individualized tools for addressing these tasks were selected.

Personal Characteristics as Predictors of Subjective Well-Being of a Person with Diverse Employment Status

The paper shows the results of an empirical study of personal characteristics as predictors of subjective well-being of a person with diverse employment status carried out on a sample of temporarily unemployed people registered at the Engels employment center and unemployed (N=362, 19–63 years old, using following diagnostic tools: the scale of psychological well-being (K. Ryff in adaptation of L. V. Zhukovskaya and E. G. Troshikhina), the scale of life satisfaction (E. Diener in adaptation of D. A. Leontiev and E. N. Osin), the scale of positive and negative emotions measurement (E. N.

Satisfaction with Different Life Aspects as an Indicator of Social and Psychological Adaptation Success of Fellow Countrymen in Russia

The article presents the results of analysis of individual-personal factor of social and psychological adaptation of migrant compatriots from the former Soviet countries to the conditions of the host countries – life satisfaction in general and different aspects of life in particular. It de monstrates the complexity and uncertainty of the studied phenomenon of life satisfaction and phenomenon’s conditionality. The paper describes a variety of determinants of life satisfaction.

Soteriological Technique of Assessing the Heads Leadership Qualities Level

In this article the author’s diagnostics technique of the development level of leadership qualities of the head is presented. It belongs to the class of order methods created for the assessment of various aspects of organizational culture in the mode of dialogue of the respondent and psychologist. This technique called soteriological because it is focused on the work with the identity level of the leader of the organization («internal» order of organizational culture). Basic aspects of a sotering, concept of spiritual leadership and soteriological function of power are presented.

Historico-Methodological and Acmeological Foundations of a Specialist’s Career Development

The paper presents the findings of a theoretical study aimed at a historico-methodological and achmeological analysis of the formation of the concept of a specialist’s career in his/her professional work, at determining historical stages and scientific approaches of the development of the process of a specialist’s career growth and acmeological development.