ISSN 2409-7616

Shukshina L.V., Cojuhari E.V.



UDC 37.01:159.923

Shukshina L.V.1 (Moscow, Russian Federation) – E-mail:, Cojuhari E.V.1 (Moscow, Russian Federation) – E-mail:

1Plekhanov Russian University of Economics

Abstract. The effectiveness of students’ activity is determined not only by their knowledge, skills, and abilities, but also by such important personal qualities as self-esteem, hardiness, and motivation to achieve success. The article provides data from an empirical study of these characteristics among modern students. The aim of the research is to study self-esteem and resilience as predictors of students’ success motivation. Methodology. Participants: 117 students from universities of Moscow, Riga, and Chisinau (90 women and 27 men) aged 17 to 38 years (M = 20.7; SD = 2.67). Methods: M. Rosenberg’s self-esteem scale, S. Maddy’s hardiness test (E. Osin – E. Rasskazova’s version), T. Ehlers’ test for motivation to achieve success; correlation, comparative analysis. The results of the study showed that there are statistically significant differences in the level of self-esteem, resilience (and its components), as well as the motivation for achieving success among (1) non-working students, (2) students who work outside their specialty, and (3) students who started their professional activities: all the studied indicators are higher among the latter. Statistically significant correlations were revealed between self-esteem, hardiness (and its components) and motivation to achieve success among students. The practical significance of the study lies in the fact that its implementation will allow in the future to develop tools to increase the level of students’ hardiness, motivation for achievement and self-esteem, including through their involvement in professional activities during their university study. Scientific novelty lies in conducting one’s own empirical research on the given topic.

Keywords: self-esteem, hardiness, commitment, control, challenge, motivation for success.


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Shukshina L.V., Cojuhari E.V. Hardiness and self-esteem as predictors of achievement motivation among students. CITISE, 2021, no. 1, pp.462-477. DOI: