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Terekhova T. A.

        Terekhova Tatyana Aleksandrovna – Doctor of Psychology, Professor of Social and Economic Psychology Department of the Baikal National University of Economics and Law (Irkutsk).

E-mail: terehovata@mail.ru


The analysis of the role of social capital as one of the main factors in the formation of personality innovation potential makes this article quite up-to-date. The object of meta-analysis in the given article is the conception of social capital worked out by Leed Jadson Hanifan, James Coulman, N.M.Lebedeva, and A.N. Tatarko. The theoretic basis of the conception of personality innovation potential is the papers of E. Fromm, V.E. Klochko, E.V. Galazhinsky, O.M. Krasnoryadtseva, and A.D. Karnyshev.

Meta-analysis of the papers of foreign and Russian scientists makes it possible to conclude that social capital is one of the psychological resources in the formation of personality innovation potential and self-actualization.

Several hypotheses were chosen to be tested: "Societies (organizations) with positive social capital are more innovative than societies (organizations) with negative social capital" (E.G. Yasin) and "The more is the readiness for changes the more is the innovation potential" (Sh. Swartz). Four methods were used for gaining data: Self-assessment of Personality Innovation Traits, the Assessment of Satisfaction with life, Assessment of Social Capital (N.M. Lebedeva, A.N.Tatarko) and Self-Actualization Test (SAT) (Yu.E. Alyoshina, L.Ya. Gozman, M.V. Zagika, M.V. Kroz).

One of the most important and challenging tasks of meta-analysis is to find all the mentions of the chosen themes.

As a result of the search of the key words "social capital" and "innovation capital" 10 articles containing correlation matrices with the given terms were found. The given findings were analyzed and interpreted. This stage of meta-analysis included two steps: integration of discrete interpretation and analysis of their differences. Different scientists prove that regions where the social capital is positive tend to innovations.

Researches show that there are some cultural and psychological factors that influence on innovations and attitudes towards them, high level of trust or social capital is one of these factors. Other important factors such as autonomy, responsibility, distribution of duties, mobility, orientation to success, personal point of view are also important.

In order to explain the interrelation between the described results (in analyzed articles) and real life situation the author tries to link the components of the social capital (N.M. Lebedeva and A.N. Tatarko) and personality innovation potential (by A.D Karnyshev,

D.V. Ushakov) and show considerable variances in two alternative groups: "grown-ups" and "students".

        Key words: personality innovation potential: innovation competences, creativity, entrepreneurship; social capital: trust, tolerance, social integration.

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