The conception of social mechanism as a methodology of studying interconnections between professional self-determination and professional career: integrative approach

Tyumen State University Herald. Social, Economic, and Law Research


2015, Vol. 1. №4(4)

The conception of social mechanism as a methodology of studying interconnections between professional self-determination and professional career: integrative approach

About the author:

Yana V. Didkovskaya, Cand. Sci. (Sociol.), Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology and Technology of Public and Municipal Administration, Ural Federal University


The article deals with the problem of creating a methodology for studying interconnected processes of professional self-determination and professional career. The concept of social interconnection mechanism between social processes is offered by the author as one of these methods. This social mechanism is regarded as a stable system of conditions that acts and interacts on various levels of the social system (namely: institutional, structural and individual levels) and ensures co-occurrence of these processes. The author uses integrative approach to analyze the mechanism of social interconnections between professional self-determination and professional career. The methodological feature of the concept of “social mechanism” is defined in the course of study of interaction between professional self-determination and professional career processes, which, first, is presented by possibility to explore the interconnection between these processes as integrity, along with that highlighting levels, elements and links between them; and second, in possibility at the same time to study this interconnection considering a continuous process of transformation.


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