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Kobzeva O.V., Erokhova N.V. Motivation features of young teenagers with developmental disorders

DOI: 10.34835/issn.2308-1961.2020.10.p496-500
Motivation features of young teenagers with developmental disorders
Olga Vladimirovna Kobzeva, the candidate of psychological sciences, Natalya Valerievna Erokhova, the candidate of pedagogical sciences, senior lecturer, Murmansk Arctic State University

The article studies the young teenagers’ motivations features and demonstrates the importance of motivation within the identity of students with developmental disorders. A particular attention is given to the analysis of the personal development of cognitively- and visually-challenged young teenagers. The authors define and describe the individual physical development features of young teenagers with developmental disorders. Thirty-one teenagers (15 cognitively-challenged and 16 visually-challenged, 12–14 y. o.) were interviewed in the course of the research. The aim of the empiric research was to study the young teenagers’ motivation structure and define the need for educational achievements at this age. To fulfil the aim of the study the authors applied the methods of “Learning Motivation Study” and “Need (motive) for Achievement Measurement”. The research shows that the external negative motivation is predominant among young teenagers with developmental disorders. However, only a steady internal motivation helps young teenagers with developmental disorders to improve their results, win contests and enjoy various activities. The distinctive feature of young teenagers with developmental disorders is their increased susceptibility to the changes of their emotional and physical state. The research results help to define the trajectory of further studies in the field of cognitively- and visually-challenged teenagers’ motivation.
Keywords: young teenagers, dysontogenesis, psycho-emotional state, motivation, need for achievement.
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Article arrived in edition 12.10.2020
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