Marina Vyacheslavovna Sokolskaya is Candidate of Science (Psychology), Associate Professor of Psychology Department at Far Eastern State Transportation University (Khabarovsk).
Yury Anatolyevich Davydov is Doctor of Engineering, Professor, Head of Electric Stock Department at Far Eastern State Transportation University (Khabarovsk).
The article considers the process of professional development under the influence of the main meta-systems: professional activity, personality, macro- and micro-society, where professional activity is regarded as a core factor of a person's life activity. It is stated that along with positive (resource) influence these meta-systems include powerful destructive potential.
The essential difference between resources and destructors is their contribution to the achievement of individual needs, goals and values, in other words in their role in the process of professional development. Resources and destructors are personal traits and characteristics as well as specific features of professional activity, the adequacy of which in the context of an individual's current life situation is a determining factor of their influence on formation of a professional (resource or destructive). In this regard, the subsystem data have a "distributed nature" and are seen as inversion form of all the other subsystems. Therefore, resources and destructors, describing the whole structure of a professional's personality and being an integral part of it, form the balance, the violation of which can lead to disruption and destruction of personality as a whole. Therefore, the development of a professional is provided by balanced "distribution" of resources and destructors subsystems at all levels of its organization and in the system of all types of determinants. The results of empirical study proved that the formation of resources and destructors systems is governed by certain laws, and the type of professional activity has a great impact on these laws.
Key words: development of a professional, professionalization, personality, professional activity, resources, destructors, traffic controllers, engine drivers, educators (teaching staff).
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