Value Predictors of Older Adolescents’ Growing-up in the Context of Their Professional Self-Determination: A Case Study of Cadets of the Suvorov Military School of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia

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Against the background of social changes in the last decade, the increasing priority of the role of a child in relation to the role of an adult, modern adolescents are faced with a choice of growing-up strategies, which is accompanied by an internal conflict of this process, a contradiction between the laws of development, including social and modern cultural imperatives. This urgent problem is in the focus of the presented research. The process of modern Russian adolescents’ growing-up in the context of their professional self-determination is analyzed. Professional self-determination is considered as a factor of positive growing-up acceptance due to certain value orientations. It is assumed that the choice of a future profession made by adolescents (i.e., their professional self-determination) increases their self-assessment of adulthood, and value orientations can act as its predictors as determining the meaning of growing up for them. The study involved 302 male teenagers aged 14-17 years, including: 148 cadets of the Suvorov School of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia and 154 students of secondary schools. The study used the questionnaire method, modified Dembo - Rubinstein Self-Assessment Methods and Schwartz Value Survey. Statistical processing was based on a comparative ( F -tests and the Mann -Whitney U test), variance ( F ), and regression ( B ) analyses. The results of the study show that the professional self-determination of adolescents increases their self-assessment of adulthood. The professional self-determination of adolescents is associated with the factor of primary professional socialization, namely, the conditions of the educational environment in which they grow up. The value orientations of adolescents are predictors of their self-assessment of adulthood, and are mediated by group, gender, and social stereotypes in the image of an adult and the role of an adult.


About the authors

Svetlana A. Bezgodova

Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia (Herzen University)

Author for correspondence.
Email: s.a.bezgodova@gmail.com
ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5425-7838
48 Naberezhnaya Reki Moiki, bldg 11, Saint Petersburg, 191186, Russian Federation

PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, is Associate Professor of the Department of Human Psychology, Director of the Institute of Psychology

Alina V. Kulinchenko

St. Petersburg University of the Ministry of Interior of Russia

Email: kulinchenko95@inbox.ru
ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8768-8439
1 Letchika Pilyutova St, Saint Petersburg, 198206, Russian Federation

service student of the Department of Legal Psychology, Educational and Scientific Complex for Researching the Problems of Personnel Work and Moral and Psychological Support for the Activities of Internal Affairs Bodies

Anastasia V. Miklyaeva

Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia (Herzen University)

Email: a.miklyaeva@gmail.com
ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8389-2275
48 Naberezhnaya Reki Moiki, bldg 11, Saint Petersburg, 191186, Russian Federation

Doctor of Psychology, Associate Professor, is Professor of the Department of Human Psychology, Institute of Psychology

Valentin A. Shapoval

St. Petersburg University of the Ministry of Interior of Russia

Email: vash23@mail.ru
ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0521-5388
1 Letchika Pilyutova St, Saint Petersburg, 198206, Russian Federation

PhD in Medical Sciences, Associate Professor, is Professor of the Department of Legal Psychology, Educational and Scientific Complex for Researching the Problems of Personnel Work and Moral and Psychological Support for the Activities of Internal Affairs Bodies

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