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Title Looking-Glass Self as a Factor of Socio-Psychological Adaptation of the Individual in an Organization
Author(s) Aleksandr M. Bodnar and Elvira L. Bodnar
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Aleksandr M. Bodnar, Сand. Sci. (Pedagogy), Assoc. Prof., associate professor at General and Applied psychology chair, Ural Federal University, Yekaterinburg, Russia.
Elvira L. Bodnar, Cand. Sci. (Psychology), Assoc. Prof., associate professor at General and Applied psychology chair, Ural Federal University, Yekaterinburg, Russia.

DOI 10.35853/LAU.WS.2019.SP03
Section Socio-psychological section
Year 2019 UDK Index 159.9:331.108.3 Pages 36 - 43

The authors considered socio-psychological adaptation on the background of close concepts and wellbeing and maladjustment associated with it. The authors paid proper attention to the objective and subjective factors of SPA. Among subjective factors of SPA, they singled out the self-conception, in particular, its structural component – the looking glass self. This component is an integral part of the self-conception, a product of a person’s social interaction shaped in contacts with significant others; a person’s assessment and interpretations of how others see depend on it. But, while many researchers have proved the impact of the selfconception on SPA wellbeing the role of the looking glass self in this impact remains unclear due to little research in the field. Philosophical and psychological considerations about adaptation, SPA and the self-conception dating back to W. James laid the groundwork for the study. The methods used included the C. Rogers & R. Diamond SPA test and the W. Stephenson Q-sort technique (adapted by Bekhterev Research Institute). As a result, the interrelations of the looking-glass self and socio-psychological adaptation were revealed and analyzed from the perspective of success (smoothness) of adjustment of employees in the organization. One more finding was that personality adaptation increases with the rise of one only parameter of the looking glass self – a person’s confidence that others see him as independent; the SPA indicator – internal control – correlates with the factor “age”, and elder participants of the group contribute to its high internality.

Keywords socio-psychological adaptation (SPA), adaptivity, looking glass self, social self, self-conception.
For citation

Bodnar AM, Bodnar EL. Looking-Glass Self as a Factor of Socio-Psychological Adaptation of the Individual in an Organization. In: Perelygina EB, Zotova OYu, Drozdova AV, Tarasova LV. (eds.) Wellbeing and Security in the Face of Social Transformations: Collection of academic papers from the 10th International Symposium (Yekaterinburg, July 9–10, 2019). Yekaterinburg: Liberal Arts University – University for Humanities; 2019. p. 36–43. Available from: doi:10.35853/LAU.WS.2019.SP03.

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Submitted 18.10.2019
Accepted 29.11.2019