Factor Structure of Personal Characteristics of the Unemployed






unemployment, employment crisis, overcoming, purpose-of-life orientations, personal self-actualization, personal attributions.


The article is devoted to the empirical study of the factorial structure of the personal characteristics of the unemployed. The research is based on the assumption that integral personal factors determine the content-procedural and productive parameters for overcoming the employment crisis of the unemployed.

The empirical correlates of the personal characteristics of the unemployed, which were measured in this study, became indicators of their meaning in life orientations, personal self-actualization and personal attributes. The list of indicators of the purpose-of-life orientations of the unemployed includes: the goals in life, the process of life, the effectiveness of life, locus of self-control, the «life» locus of control, the meaningfulness of life, reflexivity and professional identity. As indicators of personal self-actualization of the unemployed, were determined the following: temporal competence, self-reliance, sensitivity, spontaneity, self-respect, self-acceptance, synergy, cognitive needs, creativity and self-development motivation. As indicators of personal attribution of the unemployed we have defined the internality in the field of achievements, failures and industrial relations.

As a result of factorization of the determined indicators the factor model of personal characteristics of the unemployed was singled out, whose structural and constitutive elements are: factor of «internal personal disposition», which reflects the prescriptive personal disposition for the realization of the internal locus of control on life and self; the factor of «semantic personal disposition», which reflects the reflexive (meaning-creating) position of the individual on life and self; the factor of «professional personal disposition», which combines in itself the personal indicators, relevant to the generally accepted criteria of self-realization in the professional sphere.


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How to Cite

Rudiuk, O. (2018). Factor Structure of Personal Characteristics of the Unemployed. Psychological Prospects Journal, 31, 254-264. https://doi.org/10.29038/2227-1376-2018-31-254-264

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