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The Problem of Studying Self-Determination of Personality in the Domestic Psychological Science

Stepanova Natalia Alekseevna, State Budget Educational Institution of the City of Moscow № 1360

The article presents the analysis of the current domestic research of the problem of self-determination of personality. It is shown that the peculiarities of the domestic concept of self-determination is the synthesis of foreign experience and our own developments in the field of motivation, self-regulation and subjectivity. In domestic studies it is shown that adolescence is sensitive in the development of self-determination, but there are not enough studies of its ontogenetic features, revealing basic conditions, mechanisms and prerequisites of development. A new approach to the study of self-determination on the basis of its spiritual foundations is proposed. It is shown that spirituality can act as a basic component of self-determination of personality, allowing a person to regulate his life, based on the highest spiritual values. In this connection, as a perspective direction of further research in the field of selfdetermination the study of the dynamics of its ontogenetic development on the basis of spiritual fullness is highlighted.


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