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Angela Repetskaya1, Yuri Repetsky2
  • 1 NATIONAL PEDAGOGICAL DRAGOMANOV UNIVERSITY, 01601, Kiev, Pirogova str 9, Ukraine
  • 2 Zaporizhzhya National University, Zhukovsky str., 66, Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine, 69600

Reflective Personality Self-Determination as Preparation for Self-Realization

2013. Vol. 10. No. 2. P. 75–86 [issue contents]

Self-realization is gradually transformed into a social and personal value having a significant impact on the life of the individual. Within the reflexive-sense approach, readiness for self-realization is considered as a product of the self-awareness process; the authors view it as a psychological substance of motivational (attitudinal) nature and complex structure. According to the authors, existential reflection plays a key role at all stages of the self-awareness process. The authors’ conception is supported through diagnostic constructs and empirical indicators that, in the process of self-awareness, gradually become components of the readiness for self-realization, which is an instrument of self-reflexive self-regulation of the personality.

In this paper the readiness for self-realization is empirically verified through its indicators, such as self-concept, self-actualization and purpose-in-life orientations of an individual. Three hundred and sixty managers took part in the experiment. The managers had different work experience and were employed in different positions within their organisations. The subjects were divided into two groups based on their objective performance indicators, the results of expert evaluations by experienced managers and self-evaluations. Based on the total score for the criteria listed above, the subjects were classified as “successful” or “unsuccessful”. The main aim of the research was to look at the difference between the readiness for self-realization across the two groups. Three questionnaires were used: The Self-concept questionnaire by SR Panteleev, the Purpose-in-Life Orientation test by DA Leontiev and an Inventory for the Measurement of Self-Actualization adapted by NF Kalin.

Our results suggest that the “successful” managers have a more adequate self-image and a pronounced positive personal meaning of self; they have a more developed level of personal reflection, a higher need for cognition, and more desire for creativity. These managers are more autonomous and spontaneous; they tend to live “here and now” and consider their lives as productive and naturally feel the satisfaction of self-actualization.

Citation: Repetskaya, A. V., & Repetsky, Yu. A. (2013). Refleksivno-lichnostnoe samoopredelenie kak formirovanie gotovnosti k samorealizatsii [Reflective Personality Self-Determination as Preparation for Self-Realization]. Psychology. Journal of Higher School of Economics, 10(2), 75-86. (in Russian)
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