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PS27P-08-195

INFLUENCE OF PSYCHOLOGICAL FEATURES OF PERSONALITY ON PROFESSIONAL SELF-DETERMINATION FOR THE FUTURE SOCIAL WORKER

[Speaker] Yertargynkyzy, Dinara:1
[Co-author] Akhmetova, Gulnas:1, Mukasheva, Anar:1, Algozhaeva, Nursulu:1
1:al-Farabi Kazakh National University (Kazakhstan)

Defining personality in terms of profession and professional development is really a complex process involving various components. In this article, the problems of self-determination for social workers were analysed from social, pedagogical and personal viewpoints. Empirical research was conducted to determine the effect of psychological characteristics on the professional self-determination for aspiring social workers. This study involved 177 such social worker students. Three main components of professional self-determination were identified for the subjects of this study: motivation behind their choice of profession, formation of professional qualities, and the ability to continually develop and learn. This study identified the importance of professional interest, communication strengths, organizational skills, and the students' ability to self-develop. Career development that led to the successful creation of high-level professionals required professional advice that took into consideration professional interest and qualities of the individual. The promotion of competition among youth was particularly recommended.
Key words: personality, self-determination.
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