Strategies of Coping with Crisis in the Professional Development of Teachers

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15826/Lurian.2021.2.2.1

Abstract

This article discusses professional crises and strategies of coping with them. The study was conducted in Yekaterinburg (Russia) and involved 291 secondary school teachers. The teachers wrote psychobiographical essays, which were processed through content analysis methods. As a result, two types of coping strategies were identified: reactive and proactive. Reactive strategies imply taking the initiative rather than merely adjusting to the situation while in proactive strategies defence and adaptation mechanisms prevail. We found that in their professional development teachers switch from reactive to proactive strategies. Reactive strategies predominate in professional and educational orientation and profession choice crises while proactive ones, in crises of career choice, professional growth, professional expectations and non-normative crises.

Author Biographies

Elvira E. Symaniuk, Ural Federal University named after first President of Russia B. N. Yeltsin, Yekaterinburg, Russia

Symaniuk Elvira E., Doctor in Psychology, Professor, Director of the Ural Humanitarian Institute, Head of the Section of General and Social Psychology of the Department of Psychology, Ural Federal University named after the first President of Russia B. N. Yeltsin.
51, Lenin Ave., 620083, Yekaterinburg, Russia.

Anna A. Pecherkina, Ural Federal University named after first President of Russia B. N. Yeltsin, Yekaterinburg, Russia

Pecherkina Anna A., PhD, Associate Professor, Head of Department of Psychology, Head of Department of Pedagogy and Psychology of Education, Ural Federal University named after the first President of Russia B. N. Yeltsin.
51, Lenin Ave., 620083, Yekaterinburg, Russia.

Nina V. Symaniuk, Ural Federal University named after first President of Russia B. N. Yeltsin, Yekaterinburg, Russia

Symaniuk Nina V., PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Theory, Methodology and Legal Support of State and Municipal Administration of the Institute of Public Administration and Entrepreneurship, Ural Federal University named after the first President of Russia B. N. Yeltsin, Yekaterinburg, Russia.
13b, Lenin Ave., 620014, Yekaterinburg, Russia.

Olga V. Tomberg, Ural Federal University named after first President of Russia B. N. Yeltsin, Yekaterinburg, Russia

Tomberg Olga V., Doctor of Philology, Associate Professor, Deputy Head of Department of Linguistics, Ural Federal University named after the first President of Russia B. N. Yeltsin.
51, Lenin Ave., 620083, Yekaterinburg, Russia.

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2021-07-06

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Editorial