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New Psychological Research

Berberyan A.S., Movsesyan N.D. Identity of personality and life-purpose orientations of students in terms of pandemic

Asya S. Berberyan, Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Head of the Department of Psychology, Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University; 123 Hovsep Emin str., Yerevan, Armenia, 0051; aspsy@inbox.ru
Nelli D. Movsesyan, Bachelor of Psychology, Psychologist at Arvestaran Development Center; 7/1 Tairov str., Yerevan, Armenia, 0082; nelli.movsesyan.99@gmail.com

The article deals with the topic of personality formation, its meaningful life orientations in a pandemic. This study is relevant, we focused our attention on the trends in the development of modern student youth, revealing the relationship of meaningful life orientations of the younger generation with their personal factors, characteristics of temperament and character, with the valence of their identity. The goal is to study the identity of student youth and its meaningful life orientations in a pandemic on the example of the titular ethnic group of Armenians and Russians. The methodological basis of this study is represented by the works of such researchers as V. Frankl and J. Kelly with their ideas about the meaning of life; theoretical positions of A.N. Leontiev, L.S. Vygotsky; theoretical positions of B.G. Ananiev, I.S. Kon, who defined student age as a sensitive period for the development of the basic social potential of an individual; theoretical positions of E. Erickson, who noted the importance of a youthful identity crisis for psychosocial development. Research methods: testing, questioning, content analysis, mathematical statistics: Pearson correlation analysis. As a result of a content analysis of the information obtained using the author’s questionnaire, we found that respondents who answered positively to the question about changing behavior in a pandemic noted restrictions in the field of leisure and entertainment, loss of interest in past hobbies, “discovery” of single walks, selectivity in communication. Some respondents noted that the conditions of the pandemic hinder self-realization. As a result of the empirical study, our first particular hypothesis was confirmed, that is, indeed, personal characteristics correlate with the components of meaningful life orientations; in both groups, the components of the life-purpose orientations positively correlate with extraversion and emotional stability. The second particular hypothesis was partially confirmed (a weak connection was revealed). Partial hypothesis III was partially confirmed (a weak connection was revealed). IV particular hypothesis was also partially confirmed. Thus, our general hypothesis was partially confirmed. 

 

Key words: life-purpose orientations, personal characteristics, identity, student youth

 

For citation: Berberyan, A.S., Movsesyan, N.D. (2022). Identity of personality and life-purpose orientations of students in terms of pandemic. New Psychological Research, No. 3, 134–158. DOI: 10.51217/npsyresearch_2022_02_03_07

 

Acknowledgment

The work was supported by the Science Committee of RA, in the frames of the research project № 10-2/21T-03.

keywords: life-purpose orientations, personal characteristics, identity, student youth

received 29 September 2022

published 29 September 2022

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