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Peculiarities of hardiness and psychosocial identity of personality in people with various types of income perception

Author: Doncenco Igor
Degree:doctor of psychology
Speciality: 19.00.01 - General Psychology
Scientific adviser: Ludmila Anţibor
doctor, associate professor (docent), Moldova State University
Institution: Moldova State University


The thesis was presented on the 22 December, 2022 at the meeting of the Scientific Council and now it is under consideration of the National Council.


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193 pages


hardiness, psychosocial identity, identity of personality, field of motivation and needs, income perception types


Structure of dissertation: The thesis contains an introduction, three chapters, general conclusions and recommendations, bibliography (190 titles), 8 appendixes, 24 figures and 32 tables. The volume of the thesis is 145 pages. The results of the research are published in 10 scientific articles.

Area of study: 511.01 – General Psychology.

The main purpose of this thesis is to study the peculiarities of hardiness, psychosocial identity of the personality and their relationship with the types of income perception.

The main objectives of the current research: to analyze the theoretical aspects of the literature with reference to hardiness, psychosocial identity of personality and income perception; to identify and describe the various types of income perception; to make a comparative analysis of the identified relationships between hardiness and psychosocial identity in people with different types of income perception; to develop recommendations for increasing hardiness, strengthening and rethinking the identity of the individual in psychological counseling practice.

Scientific novelty and originality: The study is a complex research of the particularities of hardiness, psychosocial identity of the personality and their relationship with the types of income perception. A model was developed and methods were developed to study the problem of income perception, being analyzed factors influencing the income perception process such as psychosocial identity of personality and hardiness. Different types of income perception have been identified and described. A psychological counselling program has been developed that includes techniques and recommendations for optimizing self-awareness, increasing hardiness, and as a result, forming a more appropriate attitude toward the issue of "money" and income perception.

The important scientific problem solved through this research consists in establishing the particularities of manifestation and the relationship between hardiness and psychosocial identity of the personality in people with different types of income perception according to age, gender and professional status, as well as creating an advisory program to increase hardiness, strengthen and redefine identity.

The theoretical significance of research. The research results and theoretical conclusions complete the theoretical views on hardiness, psychosocial identity and types of income perception. Psychological theories on hardiness and identity were analyzed in the context of income perception. The relationship between psycho-social identity, hardiness and types of income perception was identified and interpreted. Theoretical models of the perception of income inequality, the general concept of the ratio of hardiness, psychosocial identity, and the types of income perception in the “structure of the image of the Ego” were elaborated. Three types of income perception were highlighted and described and the theoretical model of their complexity was presented. The questionnaire and the research interview were elaborated, the methods of analysis of the psychological predictors of the income perception were selected.

The applicative value of the thesis resides in developing recommendations and using the results of the study for psychological work in the practice of individual counseling of individual with problems of hardiness and psychosocial identity. The empirical material obtained can be included in the content of the curricula of academic disciplines of universities and school courses for the formation of a psychosocial identity, coping with difficult life situations and the economic culture of today's youth.

Implementation of the scientific results. The obtained results were discussed and approved within the Department of Psychology of the State University of Moldova, within the national and international scientific conferences.