The Students` Representations of Ambition, Personal Space and Trust

Oksana V. Barsukova, N.N. Mozgovaya, E.P. Krishchenko


This article presents the results of an empirical study of students` representations of ambition, personal space and trust. The ambition is understood by students as a motive of social activity, as aspiration to glory and a high social status. Most of students consider themselves ambitious people. In general, the students estimate the level of ambition as high or average. The moral assessment of ambition is ambiguous, however the positive moral assessment prevails. According to students, most of the teachers 75%, are inclined to deliberately break their personal space. The main type of violation from the teacher has verbal and nonverbal character – 65%; as a result of violation of their personal space by the teacher of psychology they most often feel: discomfort in the interpersonal relations with the teacher 65%; violation of communication 60%; frustration (malice, irritation, disappointment, etc.) 50%. Significant distinctions in indicators of average values on a trust scale to themselves at seniors and first-year students testify that with seniors the trust mechanism to oneself is expressed in much smaller degree.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n6s1p290

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