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Специфика трудовой деятельности и ценностно-смысловой рельеф жизненного пространства
Labor Activity Specificities and Value-Meaning Outline of Living Space

Author(s): Naila Rustamovna Salikhova
Subject(s): Psychology, Evaluation research
Published by: Казанский (Приволжский) федеральный университет
Keywords: individual; value; meaning; individual’s living space; value-meaning outline; realizability of personal values; meaning type of value;

Summary/Abstract: The paper is devoted to the research of the living space specificity in people that depends on the type of their (mental/physical) labor activity. On the basis of the sample of 96 people aged from 40 to 50 years (48 men and 48 women), we compared the content and dynamic parameters of personal valuemeaning systems, such as life meaningfulness, meaning type of values, individual indices of realizability of system values, perception of the attainability of values, as well as in the level of realizability of values. The obtained results show that the level of life meaningfulness for people engaged in physical work is lower than for those involved in mental work. The mean types of certain values and individual indices of realizability differ significantly between these two groups: the realizability indices of people with the physical nature of work are shifted to the barrier pole in the continuum of barrier–realizability of the meaning of values compared to people with the mental nature of work. There are some differences in the meaning type of particular values, such as love, self-confidence, beauty of nature and art. It was found that the specificity of labor activity (mental/physical) determines the outline of living space to a greater extent than gender identity.

  • Issue Year: 158/2016
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 980-994
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Russian