Polina Y. Udachina
The Kuban State University
Manushak A. Egikyan
Kuban State University
The life and existential meaning of the personality of an oncological patient: a meaning analysis of concept
Udachina P. Yu., Egikyan M. A. The life and existential meaning of the personality of an oncological patient: a meaning analysis of concept // Vestnik of Kostroma State University. Series: Pedagogy. Psychology. Sociokinetics. 2021. vol. 27, № 3. pp. 83-90. (In Russ.) https://doi.org/10.34216/2073-1426-2021-27-3-83-90
DOI: https://doi.org/10.34216/2073-1426-2021-27-3-83-90
УДК: 159.9:316.6
Publish date: 2021-08-08
Annotation: The article discusses the importance of personal psychological resource in the context of cancer. As such an internal resource, we have identified the vital and existential meanings, and we also determined the difference between these two concepts. The analysis of the literature has shown that one of the main problems of psychological science is search for psychological reasons for its loss and the possibility of finding meaning of life again and again rather than understanding it. We also found that a significant role in the acquisition and loss of meanings can be played by the personal qualities, personal attitude towards oneself, towards the world around, the ability to self-responsibility and to responsibility for own life.
Keywords: meaning of life, meaning of being, personality, situation of cancer, personality as subject in situation of illness.
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Author's info: Polina Y. Udachina, Candidate of Psychological Sciences, The Kuban State University, Krasnodar, udachina777@mail.ru, https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1082-7303
Co-author's info: Manushak A. Egikyan, Kuban State University, Krasnodar, manushe@mail.ru, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4859-8465