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Zh Vyssh Nerv Deiat Im I P Pavlova. 2000 May-Jun;50(3):388-94.

[Human temperament and choice preference between probability of the goal achievement and the goal value].

[Article in Russian]

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Institute of Psychology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow.


The purpose of this work was to experimentally ascertain the relationships between human formal-dynamic properties (temperament) and characteristics of his/her motivation sphere associated with the choice of a profession. Thirty eight students of a sports institute (aged 19-28) took part in the study. The formal-dynamic properties were assessed with the help of Rusalov's Questionnaire. The motivation of the choice of profession was assessed with the help of the specially developed test questionnaire. Two main components of choice motivation were identified: the value of the profession and probability of mastering this profession. It was found that persons of sanguine temperament (with a higher capacity for work, mobile and quick) are oriented primarily to the value of profession, while persons of melancholic temperament to the probability of mastering this profession.

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