Evaluation of the development level of several professionally significant psychological qualities of future specialists in extreme professions

Authors

  • Ekaterina I. Germatskaya State fire rescue institution «Republican Special Response Team» of the Ministry for Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus; 220139, Belarus, Minsk, ul. Karvata, 78 https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8977-9273

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33408/2519-237X.2020.4-4.433

Keywords:

specialist rescuer, specialists in extreme professions, professionally important qualities, abilities, skills, volitional self-regulation, propensity to take risks, motivation to achieve success, motivation to avoid fail

Abstract

Purpose. Studying the level of development of certain professionally significant psychological qualities of future specialists in extreme professions, such as volitional self-regulation, propensity to take risks, motivation to achieve success or overcome failure.

Methods. Carrying out an ascertaining experiment: psychological testing using the techniques: «Motivation of success and fear of failure» (questionnaire by A.A. Rean), «Research of the propensity to take risks» (questionnaire of A.G. Shmelev), «Level of volitional self-regulation» (questionnaire A.V. Zverkov and E.V. Eydman).

Findings. The results of studying the level of development of volitional self-regulation, self-control and perseverance, motivational orientation and propensity to risk of the 1st and 3rd year students of the University of Civil Protection of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Belarus are presented. The conditions of professional activity of specialists in extreme professions are briefly considered. Strong-willed efforts for workers in extreme activities are necessary to overcome such external obstacles as difficulties in professional activities, various hindrances, confronting with other people or life circumstances. It can be concluded that the majority of respondents are characterized by a high level of volitional self-regulation, perseverance and self-control. The overwhelming majority of the first and third year students were diagnosed with pronounced motivation to achieve success. It has been found that almost all respondents participating in the study had an average level of propensity to take risks.

Application field of research. The presented results can be used to work out a program for the development of professionally important psychological qualities, skills and abilities of extreme profile specialists aimed at forecasting the main conditions and regularities of their formation.

Author Biography

Ekaterina I. Germatskaya, State fire rescue institution «Republican Special Response Team» of the Ministry for Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus; 220139, Belarus, Minsk, ul. Karvata, 78

Crisis Psychological Center, Senior Inspector-Psychologist

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2020-11-20

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Germatskaya, E. I. (2020) “Evaluation of the development level of several professionally significant psychological qualities of future specialists in extreme professions”, Journal of Civil Protection, 4(4), pp. 433–441. doi: 10.33408/2519-237X.2020.4-4.433.

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Safety in emergencies (psychological sciences)

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