I n t r o d u c t i o n : the article presents results of the interdepartmental study covering cadets of educational institutions of the Federal Penitentiary Service and the National Guard Troop. Development levels of two professionally important qualities, such as hardiness and life-purpose orientations, are determined. The study assesses graduate cadets’ readiness for professional activity, as well as the impact of the educational environment of departmental educational organizations on the formation of professionally important qualities. P u r p o s e : to identify the level of hardiness and life-purpose orientations of cadets of departmental organizations (case study of the Vologda Institute of Law and Economics of the Federal Penitentiary Service and the Saint-Petersburg Military Order of Zhukov Institute of the National Guard Troops). Methods: to study the stated characteristics of cadets of departmental organizations on a sample of 125 male and female persons (aged 21 to 25 years), the “Hardiness Survey” by S. Maddi and the “Purpose-in-Life Test” by J. Crumbaugh and L. Maholic, adapted by D.A. Leont’ev, are used. R e s u l t s : differences in the parameters of hardiness, challenge, commitment to educational activities and in some positions of lifepurpose orientations are identified and reasoned. A pattern is substantiated: the more active and productive a cadet is, the higher his/her vitality and sense of purpose, and vice versa. C o n c l u s i o n : the educational environment of departmental educational institutions has a positive effect on the development of professionally important qualities of graduate cadets. The data obtained have made it possible to develop proposals to raise hardiness and form life-purpose orientations.
Keywords: cadets; hardiness; life-purpose orientations; personal characteristics; professional activity; departmental educational organizations; employees of the Federal Penitentiary Service; employees of the National Guard Troops.
Candidate of Sciences (Psychology), Head of the Division of Organization and Coordination of Research Activities and International Cooperation of the Organizational and Research Department of the Vologda Institute of Law and Economics
of the Federal Penitentiary Service, Vologda, Russia
Candidate of Sciences (Psychology), Lecturer at the Saint-Petersburg Military Order of Zhukov Institute of the National Guard Troops, Saint Petersburg, Russia
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