Students Of An Agrarian University: Self-Determination In Conditions Of Instability


The paper is devoted to the analysis of the peculiarities of personal self-determination of students of an agrarian university (on the example of Omsk State Agrarian University). The authors consider personal self-determination to be basic for all other types of self-determination. The study analyzes different approaches to understanding self-determination and its nature. It was concluded that the identified theoretical approaches complement and reveal various aspects of self-determination. The analysis of the considered approaches made it possible to distinguish content characteristics of self-determination and formulate questions to study personal self-determination of students. To assess self-determination, the authors introduce notions “quality of self-determination” and “modus of self-determination”. The results of an empirical study showed that most respondents have a blurred idea of themselves. The problem of the meaning of life is considered relevant by less than a third of respondents. Extremely small number of students perceives their lives as a meaningful concept. The value dominants are generally formed. The priority values for the participants of the study include family, motherhood, fatherhood, childhood, and labor activity. The goals of the respondents are mainly concentrated round the near future. Professional self-determination for the majority of respondents is extremely unexpressed. Evaluation of these content characteristics from the point of view of the ratio of positive and negative moduses of self-determination made it possible to conclude that the quality of personal self-determination of students of an agrarian university is more negative. The empirical data obtained in the course of the study indicate a crisis of self-determination.

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Skosyreva, N. D., Zinich, A. V., Kuznetsova, O. Z., Sheremet, A. A., & Chubatov, A. A. (2022). Students Of An Agrarian University: Self-Determination In Conditions Of Instability. In & I. Savchenko (Ed.), Freedom and Responsibility in Pivotal Times, vol 125. European Proceedings of Social and Behavioural Sciences (pp. 1181-1190). European Publisher.