Author (s): Ostopolets I.Yu., Mannapova K.R., Radjabova S.Sh.

Work place:

Ostopolets I.Yu.,

PhD in Psychology,

Associate Professor of the Department of Psychology,

Melitopol State Pedagogical University named

after Bohdan Khmelnytskyi

(59 Naukovyo Mistechka Street, Zaporizhzhia, 69017, Ukraine,


ORCID: 0000-0001-7315-2062;


Mannapova K.R.,

PhD in Psychology,

Associate Professor of the Department of Sociology and Psychology,

Kharkiv National University of Internal Affairs

(27 Lev Landau Avenue, Kharkiv, 61000, Ukraine,


ORCID: 0000-0003-3754-4637;


Radjabova S.Sh.,

PhD in Psychology,

Associate Professor of the Department of Pedagogy and Psychology,

Cherkasy National University named after Bohdan Khmelnytskyi

(81 Shevchenko Boulevard, Cherkasy, 18031, Ukraine,


ORCID: 0000-0001-6565-621X


Language: Ukrainian

Scientific Herald of Sivershchyna. Series: Education. Social and Behavioural Sciences 2023. № 2 (11): 269–279


The article is devoted to the theoretical analysis of the phenomenon of social activity. Since activity affects various aspects of an individual’s life and the functioning of society as a whole, is an indicator of social adaptation and integration of an individual into society, the study of this problem is very relevant.

The paper analyses foreign theories and concepts that raised the problems of studying the factors, conditions and factors that influence the social activity of an individual, determine its emergence and development. In particular, the scientific works of S. Freud, A. Adler, C. Jung, E. Erikson, K. Levin, A. Maslow, C. Rogers, C. Horney and others representing psychodynamic, behaviourist, humanistic, cognitive trends in psychology are studied.

It is proved that the phenomenon of social activity is a complex personal formation, which is determined and regulated by a set of attitudes, ideas, beliefs, habits, behavioural stereotypes that are implemented in the process of interaction in the social sphere, are related to activities in society and allow the individual to successfully adapt and make transformations, the level of formation of which determines the self-actualisation and social behaviour of the individual for the purpose of self-realisation.

The value of the theoretical analysis is that it is based on the study of primary sources of psychologists, representatives of foreign theories and concepts.

The paper outlines the prospects for further research of the problem, which is to study social activity in different socio-cultural, ethnic and historical contexts and to identify age and gender differences, factors that determine it.

Key words: activity, social activity, socialisation, self-actualisation.


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