Attractive Spheres of Students’ Self-realization as Practices for Supporting Their Psychological Well-being in University Education




students, attractors of self-realization, psychological well-being, spheres of University activity


The study is aimed at finding the varieties of appealing spheres for realization of students’ potential in higher school. The authors substantiate and develop the concept of attractors for students’ self-realization, which designate the appealing spheres and forms of manifestation of students’ personal efforts and capacities in higher education. The methods of conceptual-applied reconstruction and psychological surveys are used to determine the attractive space for students’ self-development. The study identifies a group of potentially attractive spheres (learning-cognitive, research, sports-wellness, volunteer, artistic-creative, innovative-entrepreneurial, information-media, social-civic, sphere of cross-cultural communication). The study presents the results of diagnosing the subjective significance of these spheres for students of different specialties and different levels of self-realization in education. The conclusion is made about the tendency of influence of students’ involvement in attractive spheres on the success of their self-realization in educational environment. The prospects of applying and operating the category of attractors as socio-cultural predictors of successful self-realization and psychological well-being of students in the process of University training are shown.


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Shutenko, E., Shutenko, A., Kuzmicheva, T., Koreneva, A., Romanova, G., & Talysheva, I. (2021). Attractive Spheres of Students’ Self-realization as Practices for Supporting Their Psychological Well-being in University Education. International Journal of Cognitive Research in Science, Engineering and Education (IJCRSEE), 9(2), 173–188.



Received 2021-05-19
Accepted 2021-08-04
Published 2021-08-31