SOCIAL WELFARE: INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH
16 April

In the present article vocational competence and professional expertise formation is analyzed.

Definitions of “competence” and “expertise” are compared. Levels of professional expertise formation and ways of achieving it during academic training are explored. A research among bachelor’s and master’s degree students (“social work” graduates of Open International University of Human Development “Ukraine”) is described.

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16 April

In this article the operational component of students’ social activity research methodology has been grounded. The features of operational component of social activity of student youth have been analyzed, and levels of operational component have been characterized. As a result the levels of operational component of students’ social activity have been found out and described. The factors of operational component of social activity have been analyzed.

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16 April

This paper deals with the factors affecting the psychological well-being of the person; the intensity of indexes of psychological well-being of personalities of both students with disabilities and healthy students in integrated groups has been analyzed: self-relationship, self-realization, and orientations of life-sense, interrelation of the past, present and future in the structure of psychological time of personality life have been discussed.

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16 April

Any kind of work is normally associated with a certain psychological and psychophysiological “price”. It is most pronounced in occupations that are characterized by high professional pressure, permanent stresses and increased risk of professional burnout. The survey that targeted 765 Ukrainian school teachers has revealed that the “price” they pay by virtue of their occupation is three-fold: personal, subjective and psychosomatic.

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16 April

Year in year out researchers pay more and more attention to psychological aspects of professional development of specialists with a “person-person” occupational type. This is due to constant increase in the social signifi cance of these jobs. The paper presents the results of research aimed to determine psychological aspects of professional orientation and competence formation for future specialists with the “person-person” occupational type that can be used to improve effi ciency of their professional training.

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16 April

The article focuses on the theoretical analysis of such a phenomenon as loneliness and the forms of experiencing it. The article provides an empirical research of loneliness, isolation, separation and personality’s emotional intellect as determinants of possible positive experience of loneliness. No association is established between evaluation of notions of the semantic field of loneliness and the degree of emotional intellect maturity.

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16 April

The article deals with the problem of motivation of studying and professional activities at the university that is urgent for the student’s age and the modern psychology. The motivation of studying and professional development is determined by an invariant set of personal properties that reflects self-relation as an integral quality of the individual.

The influence of these properties (self-esteem, self-interest, self-confidence, self-acceptance, autosympathy, self-understanding, expectation for the positive attitude of others) is mediated with the estimate value of training of the future specialist on the level of studying motivation.

The necessity of purposeful work on the development of future specialists’ motivation of studying and professional activities is shown.

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16 April

The paper discusses the features of personal organization and mediation of self-realization with personal characteristics at different levels of the integral indicators of self-attitude. It was found out that the implementation of personal potential is possible only at adequate self-attitude, a level of aspiration and person’s life perspective.

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16 April

Modern society offers limitless opportunities for personal development and realization in various fields of activities. However, at the same time the opportunities offered by society present a person with the necessity of frequent choices, of making decisions on complex issues, challenge a person to find own place in life and find strategies for self-fulfillment.

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16 April

One of the most important conditions of future specialist’s vocational competence is a well-balanced combination of learning, scientific research and practice, which is not easy to achieve in terms of traditional education. Extracurricular activity in the form of educational-scientific-production student units (ESPSU) favours both active and creative learning of theory and practical skills formation vital for students’ further vocational activity. Six-year experience of extracurricular activities in Open International University of Human Development “Ukraine” shows ESPSU participants’ positive results comparing to other students in their academic achievements, professionalism and career development.

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16 April

The article presents a model of pre-school teachers’ psychological readiness to work with gifted children. The program of a special course designed for extensive development of readiness and teachers’ training to work with gifted children is presented. The effectiveness of the developed program is confirmed by a formative experiment. The obtained results can become a basis for psychological activities aimed at such readiness formation.

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16 April

In the article the research data on study process assessment in two Lithuanian and Ukrainian Higher Education Institutions (N = 244) have been presented. The research aim is the exploration of the assessment of students studying at Šiauliai and “Ukraine” universities about the study process. Main fi ndings and conclusions states, that student’ of both countries Higher Education Institutions similarly assess peculiarities of the study process. Assessing organization of the study process in the aspect of e-teaching/learning technologies, it was noticed that respondents (of both universities) favourably assessed their manifestation in the study process but the obtained statistically significant differences demonstrate different levels of preparation of universities for such organisation of the study process.

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16 April

The paper presents the main results of empirical studies aimed at determining characteristics of psychological readiness to professional activities for students with somatic defects. The study involves 238 students, 96 of them have different physical disabilities. 10 questionnaires and techniques were applied. Results are presented according to an eight-component structure of psychological readiness to professional activities proposed by the authors. The study results are presented in comparison with healthy students’ results as well as in terms of certain indexes dynamics during university learning for various components of psychological readiness.

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16 April

The paper analyzes life perspective indexes and life purpose orientations of sample students enrolled into an integrated learning environment. A comparative analysis of the data on students with disabilities and healthy students was performed. Characteristics of interrelation between value and life purpose orientation indexes and students’ academic motivation were researched. Dual determination of human behavior by temporal factors was stated: the first type defines behavior regulation within a short period of time, in specific situations, activities, and the second one determines behavior regulation for a long time and is associated with planning of well-aimed self-development.

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