Study of psychological content parameters of servicemen’ motivation

Keywords: motivation; psychological structure of serviceman’s motivation; psychology of serviceman motivation, military activity, military psychology.


The article deals with a theoretical analysis of the motivational sphere of servicemen’ personality who participated in combat operations, which allowed to outline the understanding of the empirical picture of the research of the structure of the serviceman’ motivation. Valid empirical techniques have been applied: the questionnaire “The Level of Personality Claims” (“LPC”) (Herbachevskyi, 1990), the Questionnaire “The Level of Social Expectations” (“LSE”) (Popovych, 2017), the questionnaire “Purpose in Life Test” (“PIL”) (Leontiev, 2006). Several psychological content parameters were clarified and substantiated, psychological structure of motive of a serviceman was constructed. The interrelationships between psychological content parameters of servicemen’ motivation with social expectations (p<0,05; p<0,01) and sense-oriented orientations (p<0,05; p<0,01) were examined empirically. The article presents and analyzes an incredibly large list of correlation galaxies of social expectations with sense-oriented orientations. It is noted that the study of psychological content parameters of servicemen’ motivation and established interrelations are significant in the context of performing professional-service (combat) activities. The obtained empirical results of the study of the servicemen’ motivation showed that the motivational structure is an incredibly complicated complex education. It is stated that the selected set of methods and methods of statistical data processing allowed to qualitatively interpret the parameters of the motivational structure, to separate one parameter from another, to outline the content features. It is made synthesis that the obtained results of the study of psychological content parameters of servicemen’s motivation will help the command-officer structure to operationalize the tasks of professional, official (combat) activity. The results of the study may be interesting to heads of military units, command officers, heads of military educational institutions, educators, as well as researchers in the field of military psychology, psychology of personality motivation.  The perspective of the nearest research is determined.


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Popovych, I., & Aleksieieva, M. (2019). Study of psychological content parameters of servicemen’ motivation. Fundamental and Applied Researches in Practice of Leading Scientific Schools, 34(4), 26-33.