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Ivannikov, Vyacheslav A.

Ivannikov V.A. / Иванников В.А.

Affiliation: Lomonosov Moscow State University;

Researcherid: I-1727-2012

Academician of the Russian Academy of Education, Doct. Sci. (Psychol.), Professor of the Department of Personality Psychology, Faculty of Psychology,
Lomonosov Moscow State University,
Moscow, Russia


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Ivannikov V.A., Gusev A.N., Barabanov D.D. (2019). The relation of volitional traits self-esteems with meaningfulness of life and action control in students. Moscow University Psychology Bulletin, 2, 27-44

The relevance of the study is the need to clarify what factors can determine the self-esteems of volitional traits of a person.

Objective. The empirical study of the possible influence of action control mode and action and meaningfulness of life level on person's representation  about the development of his volitional traits.

Methods. 943 first-fifth year university students were asked to complete three questionnaires: Self-esteem technique of the volitional traits (V. Ivannikov, E. Aidman), Action control in planning scale (NAKEMP-90) in adaptation of S. Schapkin, Purpose in Life test in adaptation of D. Leontiev.

Results. There was a reliable relationship of the values of action control in planning scale (ACP) and general meaningfulness of life index (MLI) with three volitional traits (strong-willed, confident, bold) and total score of 20 volitional traits (TSVT). The results of 2-way ANOVA showed significant effects of Action Control and Meaningfulness of Life on the value of TSVT. The lowest TSVT values were observed in students with low values of ACP and MLI, and the highest -with high values of these indexes.

Conclusion. The results are discussed in the framework of V.A. Ivannikov’s theoretical ideas about psychological mechanisms of volitional regulation of personality, especially the role of the meaning formation in the process of transferring prompting from motive to purpose. It explains the natural connection of person`s meanings and self-esteems of volitional traits, as well as the contribution of such resource of self-regulation of human activity as action control mode.

Received: 03/07/2019

Accepted: 03/21/2019

Pages: 27-44

DOI: 10.11621/vsp.2019.02.27

Available Online: 05/30/2019

Ivannikov V.A.(2015). A generation of activity and the problem of motivation. Moscow University Psychology Bulletin, 2, 15-22

Process of generation of activity with allocation of problems which it is possible to correlate with concepts need, motive, motivation, prompting to activity is analyzed. Affirms, that generation of activity assumes presence at the subject of the behavioral problem arising at actualization of needs, at acceptance by the person of requirements of a society or under the decision of the person. The motivation is understood as mental maintenance for the process of activity generation.

Received: 03/19/2015

Pages: 15-22

DOI: 10.11621/vsp.2015.02.15

Available Online: 06/30/2015

Ivannikov V.A. (2013). Alexey Nikolayevich Leontiev — Teacher, Scientist, Chief. The Moscow University Psychology Bulletin, 2, 4-10


Pages: 4-10

Available Online: 06/30/2013

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