VALUE PRIORITIES IN HUMAN PERCEPTIONS ABOUT PERSONALITY GROWTH

Zaretska Olga Oleksandrivna Зарецька Ольга Олександрівна

Abstract


This paper analyzes the value priorities in human perceptions about personality growth based on narratives obtained during e-mail survey of adults concerning personal growth and development. In order to have a "framework" for analyzing the understanding of personality growth by the respondents a set of meanings which together develop the concept of "personal growth" in modern psychology was identified and structured.  Results are presented in the theoretical scheme where concepts are related to the meaning of the relevant quotations from the narratives of the respondents. The concepts are arranged in groups, the main of which are: (1) the assimilation of "existential" values​​; (2) focus on the search for the meaning of life; (3) development of self-consciousness; (4) awareness of themselves as individuals; (5) the need for self-actualization; (6) focus on goals; (7) ethical and moral standards; (8) the higher emotions; (9) focus on creation; (10) social maturity; (11) certain life skills and level of intellectual development; (12) the development of certain personality traits and volitional qualities. The results obtained in the analysis, lay the foundation for further theoretical and applied research.

Keywords: value priorities, perceptions, personal development, personal growth, adult, survey, narratives.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.31108/

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