Personal-adaptive indicators of the sovereignty of the students’ psychological space
AbstractThe article presents a theoretical and empirical study of personal-adaptive indicators of the sovereignty of the students’ psychological space. The theoretical aspect of the problem emphasizes on viewing the social adaptation and its close relations with an individual’s social activity, aimed to gain knowledge about the world, develop certain principles and specific ways of interaction. It is stressed that an optimal variant of the local interaction between social environment and personality is the psychological space sovereignty, indicated by personal-adaptive characteristics that define the boundaries of an individual’s well-being and health. The paper demonstrates the importance of studying the sovereignty of psychological space in student years. The program of empirical research and the range of mathematical methods used to process the study results, allow specifying the factor symptom complex of personal-adaptive characteristics of students with different levels of psychological space sovereignty. High level is predetermined by an individual’s integral harmony in terms of positive self-esteem, self-regulation of emotions, independence, constructive communication, and life satisfaction, expressed by self-actualization in the signs of autonomy, creativity, and time orientation; friendliness and responsibility, as well as refractory reactions to the environmental stimuli. The medium level of psychological space sovereignty is characterized by emotional maturity, self-composure, sociability, open-mindedness, and outlook well-being; a social adaptation of such individuals is quite developed and focuses on the search of power, indicated by the quest for leadership and domination. Low level of psychological space sovereignty is denoted by personal maladaptive characteristics of the students, who experience emotional discomfort, existential malaise, the destructiveness of interpersonal communicative interaction, emotional immaturity, and dysphoric reactions to the environmental stimuli. The article necessitates on introducing and implementing psycho-correction practice for students with a low level of psychological space sovereignty to overcome potential emotional and maladaptive processes.
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