The Cognitive-Affective Component of the Formation of a Social Work Specialist

  • Valentyna Balakhtar National Aviation University, Kyiv; National University, Chernivtsi, Ukraine
  • Kateryna Balakhtar Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi University, Chernivtsi; NAES of Ukraine
  • Kateryna Kuznietsova Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi University, Chernivtsi, Ukraine
Keywords: social work specialist, understanding, experiences of positive feelings, psychological well-being


The article presents the results of the study of the cognitive-affective component of the professional development of the social work personality. The purpose of the study is to determine the socio-psychological characteristics and the level of formation of the cognitive-affective sphere of social work specialists. According to the results of the research, there is an insufficient level of awareness and understanding of the peculiarities of the formation in the field of social work: most social work specialists understand the formation in the field of social work as a professional help to different categories of the population. Insufficient awareness of the system of indicators of formation of a specialist (professionally important qualities) has been established. The basic beliefs of specialists, the creative potential and its indicators, which turned out to be quite underdeveloped in social work specialists, are investigated. A high level of positive self-esteem was found in only about half of the subjects; less than half of those surveyed have low levels of psychological well-being, resulting in low levels of empathy.

Author Biographies

Valentyna Balakhtar, National Aviation University, Kyiv; National University, Chernivtsi, Ukraine

Doctor of Psychological Sciences, Associate Professor, Department of Pedagogy and Psychology of Professional Education, National Aviation University, Kyiv; Department of Pedagogy and Social Work, Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University, Chernivtsi, Ukraine

Kateryna Balakhtar, Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi University, Chernivtsi; NAES of Ukraine

Senior lecturer, Department of Foreign Languages, Bogomolets National Medical University, Kyiv; Department of Communicative Linguistics and Translation, Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi University, Chernivtsi, Ph.D. student at SHEI “University of Educational Management”, NAES of Ukraine, Ukraine;

Kateryna Kuznietsova, Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi University, Chernivtsi, Ukraine

Assistant professor, Department of Pedagogy and Psychology of Preschool Education, Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi University, Chernivtsi, Ukraine



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How to Cite
Balakhtar, V., Balakhtar, K., & Kuznietsova, K. (2021). The Cognitive-Affective Component of the Formation of a Social Work Specialist. LUMEN Proceedings, 16, 39-53.