Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya • ISSN 2075-7999
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Konchalovskaya M.M. Dynamics of values and representations of self of junior school children in the period of social changes

Full text in Russian: Кончаловская М.М. Динамика ценностей и представления о себе младших школьников в период социальных изменений
Psychological Institute, Russian Academy of Education, Moscow, Russia

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The article presents the results of empirical research of primary school-age children’s dynamics of values and self-perception during the period of social changes. A comparative analysis of data obtained in 2005 and 2009 was carried out. This data showed that in 2009 is increasing the degree of self-image’s differentiation, quite high in 2005. It is suggested that the uncertainty and ambiguity of the social environment, stimulate awareness and differential self-representations. Quite important is the fact, that in the current year, much less children have positive attitudes towards themselves as compared with children in 2005. In general, the contents of the terminal and instrumental values of the didn’t changed significantly, but over time, decreased range of communication and freedom values while the increased value of property.

Keywords: values, terminal values, instrumental values, self-image, personal identity, emotional attitude, differentiation


The study was supported by the Russian Foundation for Humanities, project 07-06-00333а.


Cyrillic letters are transliterated according to BSI standards. The titles are given in author’s translation [in square brackets].

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Accepted 20 February 2009. Date of publication: 20 June 2009.

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Konchalovskaya Margarita M. Ph.D., Senior Scientific Employee, Psychological Institute, Russian Academy of Education, ul. Mokhovaya, str. 4, 125009 Moscow, Russia.
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Konchalovskaya, M. M. (2009). Dynamics of values and representations of self of junior school children in the period of social changes. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 3(5). Retrieved from [in Russian, abstr. in English].

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Konchalovskaya M.M. Dynamics of values and representations of self of junior school children in the period of social changes [Electronic resource] // Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya. 2009. N 3(5). URL: (date of access: [in Russian, abstr. in English]

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