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August 2020, № 4 (227), pages 95-104

doi: 10.25198/1814-6457-227-95

Epanchintseva G.A., Kozlovskaya T.N. SUCCESS MOTIVATION AND PERSONALITY RIGIDITY INTERCONNECTIONWhat is rigidity and how it interferes with the implementation of a set goal, getting stuck or inclination to adhere to the accepted program, how rigidity is associated with the motivational components of the personality. We raised these questions in our empirical research. When studying the scientific literature, scattered ideas about rigidity and achievement motivation as personality traits were obtained. The representative sample included 30 students of the third and fourth years of the Orenburg State University. A questionnaire was compiled, which allowed the respondents to reflect on the determination of the implementation of goal-setting, the awareness of the difficulties in achieving the goal, the perception of failure situations, behavior options when determining failure as a motivator for striving to achieve or avoid. Also, the questionnaire made it possible to determine the real and ideal personality traits that contribute to the achievement of the set goals, as well as to conduct a self-assessment of the respondents' rigidity. According to the TORZ questionnaire by G.V. Zalevsky, most of the respondents have an average level of rigidity. Methodology of Yu.M. Orlov made it possible to diagnose the development of working capacity. The results indicate the average need for success. In most cases, respondents set realistic goals for themselves and prefer not to take risks. T. Ehlers' questionnaire made it possible to determine the degree of motivation for achieving success and the degree of avoiding failure in the sample. Average values were obtained. It was found that 43 % of the respondents had an average level of failure avoidance motivation, 37 % had a moderately high level, 10 % showed a too high level of failure avoidance and 10 % a low level. For 50 % of respondents, a moderately high level of motivation to achieve success is characteristic, 30 % is an average level of motivation, 13 % is a low level of motivation, and 7 % is a too high level of motivation for success. The correlation analysis did not reveal a relationship between the motivation for achieving success or the motivation for avoiding failure and personality rigidity. The data obtained in the study indicate that rigidity and motivation for achieving success or avoiding failure are not interrelated and do not affect each other.Key words: rigidity, achievement motivation, failure avoidance motivation, students.


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Authors: Epanchintseva G.A., Kozlovskaya T.N.

Year: 2020

doi: 10.25198/1814-6457-227-95

Sergey Aleksandrovich

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