• Ekaterina S. Fominykh Orenburg State Pedagogical University
Keywords: self-efficacy, life position, harmony, consciousness, activity, life path, self-determination


The paper presents the analysis of the results of an experimental study of the correlation between self-efficacy indicators and parameters of an individual life position conducted among the students of Orenburg State Pedagogical University. The psychodiagnostic complex was composed based on the following standardized methods: “Self-efficacy scale” (R. Schwarzer, M. Jerusalem, adaptation of V. Romek), “Questionnaire of an individual’s position in life (IPL)” (D.A. Leontiev, A.E. Shilmanskaya). In the course of the experimental study, the level of youth’s self-efficacy was assessed, as well as the attitude to their own life through the severity of the parameters of harmony, consciousness (awareness), and activity. Checking the correlation between the stated parameters based on the Pearson contingent coefficient revealed a relation between the parameters of self-efficacy and harmony, as well as between self-efficacy and consciousness (p≤0.01), while the relation with activity was not statically confirmed. The Pearson-Chuprov coefficient of contingency made it possible to establish the presence of a strong connection between the indicated parameters. The analysis of the results of the study revealed the following: a subjective assessment of personal effectiveness is a psychological prerequisite allowing determining the space and scale of life self-determination of an individual; it is an important prerequisite for choosing a reference point for life prospects and transformations. Reducing the indicators of a subjective assessment of the young people's potential and resources acts as a limiting cognitive attitude that blocks the possibility of choosing an authentic and significant direction for a person to develop and implement their life plans. These conditions lay the groundwork for building a simplified, stereotyped subjective image of the future, devoid of resources to effectively overcome the daily challenges of modern times. A peculiar psychological result of this is a sense of subjective distress, disharmony between the individual and the surrounding environment.

Author Biography

Ekaterina S. Fominykh, Orenburg State Pedagogical University

PhD (Psychology), Associate Professor, assistant professor of Chair of Special Psychology


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