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Professional Education in the Modern World

2019 year, number 1


E. O. Ermolova
Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University, Novosibirsk, the Russian Federation
Keywords: психологические границы личности, эмоциональный интеллект, толстые/тонкие границы, уровень психологической дистанции, частота нарушения границ, personal psychological boundaries, emotional intelligence, thick / thin boundaries, the level ofpsychological distance, the frequency of violation of boundaries


This article is devoted to the current so- cio-psychological problem seen as peculiarities of personal emotional intelligence with different types of psychological boundaries in the youth. In general terms, the author refers to the psychological boundaries as «Ego» functions, which are aimed at delimiting «my own» from «other», emphasizing the identical and protecting it from the non-identical. Psychological boundaries are considered to be the decisive factor for development, transformation and functioning of emotional intelligence, as a personal phenomenon. Emotional intelligence is considered by the author as a set of abilities to understand, call and recognize emotions. Being a system of affective and cognitive representations, emotional intelligence functions on the borderline of internal and external space. Empirical research is based on key psychological principles: the principle of consistency and the principle of the unity of external influences and internal conditions. We used the following methods and procedures in our study: «Boundaries in the mind» by E. Hartmann, in adaptation of O. A. Shamshikova, V. I. Volokhovoy, 2013; «Self boundary» N. Brown, in adaptation of E. O. Shamshikova, 2010; Emotional Intelligence («EQ») Test by N. Hall in adaptation of E. I. Ilyin, 2001; Emotional Intelligence («EmIn») Test by D. Lusin, 2006. The selection of the study included 58 respondents aged from 23 to 35 y.o. The study consisted of two phases. The first is aimed at establishing the existence of interrelation between personal psychological boundaries and emotional intelligence (for data processing we used Spear- man»s rs rang correlation coefficient), the second is aimed at identifying the significant differences of personal emotional intelligence with different types of psychological boundaries (U-Manna Whitney). The study has demonstrated that the better psychological boundaries are formed, the higher is a degree personality»s ability to understand own emotions and emotions of others, as well as to manage these emotions. The highest rates of emotional intelligence are found in individuals with medium level of psychological distntsy.