Personal Dissonance as a Factor of Destructive Hostility of the Cadets of Military Educational Institutions
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- personal dissonance; military cadets; self-image; hostility; individual psychological qualities; characterological features
Modern psychological research of servicemen covers a wide range of issues, from the analysis of professionally important qualities to the study of negative mental phenomena related to various areas of their service activities. A separate category of servicemen are cadets of military educational institutions, where they receive special education necessary for professional military service as future officers. At the same time, the majority of cadets, according to their age, are adolescents with significant personal transformations, contradictions of role behavior and ideas. This is reflected in the emergence of various personal formations, which should include hostility that may be caused by the dissonance of ideas about their real and expected self-image. Such dissonances not only disrupt the cadet’s system of self-attitudes but can hinder the construction of their social roles through the escalation of hostility. Therefore, timely detection of personal dissonance occurrence against the background of discrepancies between their real and ideal self-images becomes a prerequisite for providing effective psychological assistance to cadets, aimed at harmonizing their formation by preventing the destructive hostility development. Based on an empirical study of 286 cadets, it was found that internal dissatisfaction with the existing and desired development level of such characteristics as “suspicion”, “dependence”, “aggression”, “subordination”, as well as “altruism” and “friendliness” is the basis for the escalation of destructive hostility. The creation of a preventive program that would directly affect the dissonance according to these characteristics may harmonize the self-attitude of cadets, and thus prevent the hostility formation.
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TY - CONF AU - Liudmila Herman AU - Iryna Khanenko AU - Olesia Khodanovych PY - 2021 DA - 2021/12/18 TI - Personal Dissonance as a Factor of Destructive Hostility of the Cadets of Military Educational Institutions BT - Proceedings of the International Conference on Social Science, Psychology and Legal Regulation (SPL 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 148 EP - 153 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211218.024 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.211218.024 ID - Herman2021 ER -