Specificity of professional self-actuating of the employees of the State Penitentiary Service of Ukraine

Keywords: self-actuating, professional self-actuating, factors of self-actuating, psycho-physiological provision, State Penitentiary Service of Ukraine

Abstract

The specifics of professional activity of the employees of the State Penitentiary Service (SPS) of Ukraine have been revealed; and the definition of personal and professional self-actuating of the employees of SPS of Ukraine has been offered.

The forms (objectively and internally professional) and features of professional self-actuating of the employees of the State Penitentiary Service of Ukraine have been determined. Internally professional features of professional self-actuating of the employees of the State Penitentiary Service of Ukraine include: the need for professional development; availability of the project of own professional development; prevailing satisfaction with their own professional achievements; constant setting of new professional goals; formation of the own “life-professional environment”. Objectively professional features of professional self-actuating have been called: achievement of the set professional goals; recognition of specialist achievements by a professional community; use of professional experience and achievements by other specialists; disclosure of personal potential and abilities in the profession; manifestation of high level of creativity in professional activity. The factors of professional self-actuating of the employees of the State Penitentiary Service of Ukraine have been characterized. It is: the level of satisfaction with the content of the own professional activities; degree of satisfaction with the own profession and work; satisfaction with the own social status.

The main technological approaches to psycho-physiological provision of professional self-actuating of the employees of the State Penitentiary Service of Ukraine have been considered. It has been noted that the professional self-actuating of the employees of the State Penitentiary service of Ukraine plays an important role in their professional activity. Such areas of influence are: increase in the efficiency of professional activities (indicators are improved); prevention and neutralization of negative mental states (aggression, anxiety, etc.); prevention of conflict behavior (conflicts with convicts, with colleagues); prevention of emotional burnout (occurs in case of prolonged impact of the criminal world); prevention of professional deformation (negative personality changes leading to appropriate behavior of employees); prevention of deviant behavior (offenses involving the penitentiary staff), etc.

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Author Biography

O. M. Kokun, G. S. Kostiuk Institute of Psychology of the National Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv

Deputy director for scientific and innovative work;
Doctor of Psychological Sciences, Professor.

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Published
2018-12-27
How to Cite
Kokun, O. (2018) “Specificity of professional self-actuating of the employees of the State Penitentiary Service of Ukraine”, Law and Safety, 71(4), pp. 91-96. doi: 10.32631/pb.2018.4.13.

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LEGAL PSYCHOLOGY