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Karpinskii K.V. Value conflicts and crisis of the meaning of life in personality development

Full text in Russian: Карпинский К.В. Ценностные конфликты и смысложизненный кризис в развитии личности
The Yanka Kupala Grodno State University, Grodno, Republic of Belarus

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Psychic mechanisms and patterns of a non-normative crisis caused by the conflict in the meaning of life value system are considered. Different types of the meaning of life crisis including the non-optimal meaning of life crisis are identified. Based on empirical data the following hypothesis is proved: the conflict meaning of life as a particular kind of the non-optimal meaning of life leads to personality crisis. It is shown that the interrelation between the conflict meaning of life and the crisis state is mediated mostly by productivity of personality self-realization.

Keywords: personality, meaning of life, crisis of the meaning of life, non-optimal meaning of life, conflict meaning of life, life satisfaction


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Received 13 June 2011. Date of publication: 18 October 2011.

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Karpinski Konstantin V. Ph.D., Associate Professor; Head, Department of Experimental and Applied Psychology; Faculty of Psychology; The Yanka Kupala Grodno State University; ul. BLK, 21, 230000 Grodno, Republic of Belarus.
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Karpinskii, K. V. (2011). Value conflicts and crisis of the meaning of life in personality development. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 5(19). Retrieved from 0421100116/0048. [in Russian, abstr. in English].

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Karpinskii K.V. Value conflicts and crisis of the meaning of life in personality development [Electronic resource] // Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya. 2011. N 5(19). URL: (date of access: 0421100116/0048. [in Russian, abstr. in English]

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