Empathy as a factor in the development of personal components of future rescuers’ professional self-realization

Keywords: cadets, motivation of professional activity, motivational profile, life goals, risk propensity, helping profession


The article theoretically substantiates and empiricallydefines the interrelation between empathy and characteristicsof future rescuers’ professional self-realization.The purpose of the article is a theoreticaland empirical research of empathy as a factor inthe development of characteristics of the professionalself-realization of future rescuers. Research methods.The authors used the following psychodiagnostic tools to conduct an empirical research: “Diagnosticsof the level of empathic abilities” by V. Boyko, “S. Ritchie& P. Martin motivational profile test”; “Determinationof personal life goals and values” by P. Ivanov, E. Kolobova;“A.M. Schubert risk propensity test”; “SACS” byS. Hobfoll (adapted by N. Vodopianova and O. Starchenkova);“Forecast” (neuropsychic instability assessment).Grade point average (GPA) for majorities wasused as an additional variable. Correlation analysiswas applied. Results. Based on the empirical research,it was found that the respondents who are about torisk perform assertive and careful actions, demonstratehigh rates of empathy, need high financial support,strive for development and recognition fromothers, and are able to set complex tasks and completethem. The respondents also seek high tangible security,power, health, personal growth, and love. Correlationanalysis showed that empathy has interrelationswith such parameters as safety and security, serviceto people, personal growth, satisfaction, risk propensity,assertive actions, social contact, impulsive actions,aggressive actions, a favorable prognosis of neuropsychiatricstability, and the need to form stable relationships(GPA is 5.0-4.1 and 4.0-3.1). Conclusions. It isgeneralized that under correlation analysis, empathyhas strong interrelations with almost all personal componentsof the professional self-realization of futurerescuers.


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Vavryniv, O. S., & Yaremko, R. Y. (2022). Empathy as a factor in the development of personal components of future rescuers’ professional self-realization. Insight: The Psychological Dimensions of Society, (8), 56-69. https://doi.org/10.32999/2663-970X/2022-8-5