Author (s): Bodnarchuk V. V.

Work place:

Bodnarchuk V.V.,

Poat graduate of the Department of Practical Psychology and Pedagogy,

Lviv State University of Life Safety

(35 Kleparivska Street, Lviv, 79007, Ukraine,

e-mail: bodnarchuk-vkrorja@ukr.net)

ORCID ID 0000-0001-9029-6113


Language: Ukrainian

Scientific Herald of Sivershchyna. Series: Education. Social and Behavioural Sciences 2023. № 2 (11): 26–36



The specificity of the work of civil defense specialists, their activities in conditions of danger, uncertainty, unexpected changes in circumstances, the need for constant analysis of large volumes of information, intense attention, high responsibility for the results of assigned tasks actualize the problems of forming socially and professionally important qualities of a personality while training these specialists at higher education institutions.

The purpose of the article is to systematize and classify the socially and professionally important qualities of future civil defense specialists

Methodology. The analysis of scientific works on the research problem proved that, despite the variety of approaches to defining the essence of socially and professionally important qualities, the key statement is that these qualities are formed in the process of activity and have a decisive influence on its productivity and efficiency.

Results. Socially and professionally important qualities of a civil defense specialist are defined as a set of individual typological, socially determined personality properties that reflect the level of their professional readiness to work in operational and rescue units, as well as specific character traits that determine the success in educational and further professional activities. Based on the analysis of the psychological and pedagogical literature on the research issues, six groups of socially and professionally important qualities of civil defense specialists were singled out, namely: intellectual and cognitive; mnemic; emotional and volitional; organizational and managerial; communicative and psychophysiological ones.

Value (originality). It is concluded that, taking into account the fact that some of these qualities are natural and relatively stable, the purposeful formation and improvement of qualities that need to be developed should be carried out not only during professional training, but also by means of non-formal education.

Key words: professional training, civil defense specialists, socially and professionally important qualities, classification of socially and professionally important qualities of personality.


  1. Asotskyi, V. V. (2013), “The problem of classifying professionally important qualities of a specialist of an extreme profile of activity in psychological science”, Bulletin of the National Defense University of Ukraine, No. 2, pp. 181–185.
  2. Baklytskyi, I. O. (2008), Psychology of work, Kyiv.
  3. Kybalna, N. A. (2016), Upbringing of future civil protection specialists’ professional responsibility, Pavlo Tychyna State Pedagogical Un-ty of Uman, available at: https://nauka.udpu.edu.ua/dysertatsiya-11/ (accessed 24 July 2023).
  4. Shapar, V. B. (2006), Psychological explanatory dictionary, Kharkiv.
  5. Yahupov, V. V. (2011), “Methodological foundations of understanding and substantiation of the “competence” concepts in relation to future specialists’ professional training”, New learning technologies, Vol. 1, Issue 69, pp. 23–29.
  6. Timchenko, O. V. (2007), Extreme psychology, National University of civil defense of Ukraine, Kharkiv.
  7. Sofiieva, Kh. R. and Timchenko O. V. (2022), Assessment and prognosis of professional suitability of military officers of Special Risk Rescue Services of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Azerbaijan: psychological aspect, National University of civil defense of Ukraine Publishing, Kharkiv.
  8. Povstyn, O. (2018), “Formation of managerial qualities in future specialists in the field of human security”, Youth and the market, No. 1 (156), pp. 52–60.
  9. Taimasov, Yu. S. (2021), Theoretical and methodological principles of future civil protection service specialists’ training for self-preservation in professional activities, H. S. Skovoroda National Pedagogical University of Kharkiv.
  10. Prykhodko, Yu. O. (2008), Psychological factors of the success of the professional activity of firefighters and rescuers of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Ukraine, PhD, University of Civil Defense of Ukraine, Kharkiv.
  11. Sirko, R. I. (2017), Professional training of future psychologists of the operational rescue service for acting in extreme conditions, HALYCh-PRES, Lviv.


Full text .pdf

©2024. Penitentiary academy of Ukraine