Economic Identity and professional self-determination Natalya Antonova Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia firstname.lastname@example.org
Importance • During the economic crises a lot of people feel not wealthy and are not satisfied with their income. How it influence their career? How do young people choose their professional goals? Will they change their interests about career to get more money?
Professional self-determination –is aprocess of forming a relationship to himself in the context of future professional activity, which allows to act appropriately to the social, economic, cultural conditions. - includes awareness, choice and forming the system of meanings, values, motives, professional activities, as well as setting goals and determining the means of achieving them The core of professional self-determination are motives and values.
Personal Professional Plan • Life plans, including the setting of professional goals and the choice of the means to achieve these goals. • Is a component of professional self-determination
Economic Identity • Is the subjective “Economic Self", which is the result of self-determination in the system of economic relations, especially in the relations of the property (on the scale "poverty – wealth”).
Economic – psychological status • - is a component of economic identity • - is based on subjective notions of "borders" between wealth and poverty, and can be represented as a point on the scale of individual well-being, given the poles of wealth and poverty wealth poverty
Purpose of the research • to study the relationships between professional self-determination and economic identity. Who am I in profession? Who am I in economic relationships? Motives, values, personal professional plan Economic-psychological status
Hypothesis There is a relationship between subjective economic-psychological status and the features of professional self. Specific hypotheses: • 1) there is a relationship between economic-psychological status and characteristics of the individual professional plan; • 2) economic- psychological status is associated with features of the value-motivational sphere of the individual.
Research methods • Economic identity was investigated using the techniques of V.A.Khaschenko "Definition of economic - psychological status, using the scale of individual well-being" [Khashchenko, 2004]. • The study of professional self-determination was performed using techniques: a) "The motivation of professional activity" (C. Zamfir in modification by A. Rean); b) "Values" (M. Rokeach); c) modified techniques "Personal professional plan" (E.A. Klimov in modification by Kardovsky E.K.)
Participants • Senior students who combine work and study, and graduates with experience of up to five years between the ages of 20 and 29 years, 83 respondents.
Distribution of respondents accordingto the indicators of income polarization index and the index of material aspirations
Averages of the technique "Motivation of professional activity" among respondents with different property self-categorization
Averages of the technique "Motivation of professional activity" among respondents with different income polarization index and the index of material aspirations
Results of content – analysis (Personal professional Plan) among respondents with different IP and IMA
Conclusions of the investigation Respondents with different economic - psychological status have differences in the motives of professional activity. Respondents with higher subjective economic- psychological status prefer values of interpersonal communication, as well as the values of professional and personal development. Respondents with lower subjective economic - psychological status prefer the value of financially secure life.
Conclusions of the investigation (2) 3. Respondents with different economic - psychological status have differences in the construction of personal plan and have different goals of professional activity. 4. Respondents with different economic - psychological status share the same views on the means of achieving the professional goals.
Conclusions Hypotheses are confirmed: the subjective economic - psychological status is connected with the features of professional self-identity.