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Ehksakusto T. V., Kibal´chenko I. A. Intellectual and personal prerequisites of success: system analysis and researches prospects

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DOI 10.25688/2223-6872. 2021.38.2.06





T. V. Ehksakusto,

SFedU, Taganrog,


I. A. Kibal´chenko,

SFedU, Taganrog,



The article is devoted to the systematization of scientific data regarding success, based on the identification of the crystallised, core foundation of its actualization in various spheres of life. The system analysis carried out in the research showed that success is based on the complex of intellectual and personal predictors including cognitive structures (such as intelligence, cognitive style, cognitive attitude, etc.) to social and psychological peculiarities (e.g., communication resource, social activity, etc.). At the same time the research figures that a wide range of intellectual and personal predictors and success factors contravene the lack of scientific facts about universal/stable intellectual and personal structure which is studied from the point of view of being a core of real and potential success. We supposed that mental representations can become the basis of this intellectual and personal structure. Thus, hypotheses were put forward: in the diversity of the occurrence of the concept of “success” in different contexts, the tendency of the interrelationships of its intellectual and personal markers will stand out; and that the starting point of modeling the picture of success and the result of integrating the intellectual and personal capabilities of its achievement are mental representations of a person’s success.

To test the suppositions the content analysis of 1043 studies on the subject of intellectual and personal predictors of success was held. Three main groups of publications with significant differences in the frequency of the corresponding success markers, where the subject of the study is differentiated between personal and socio-psychological prerequisites for success, where integrated groups of intellectual and personal prerequisites are described, and where the interrelationships of different signs of mental representations of success with personal and intellectual characteristics are studied, were identified. In the process of content analysis and factorization of its results, the co-directional component of intellectual and personal predictors and mental representations of success in contrast with incoherent/differentiated personal and social and psychological ones was revealed.

Just a few researches (out of the analyzed ones) study mental representations as the crystallizing basis of personal success being closely interrelated with its intellectual and personal predictors. Consequently, the system empirical study of intellectual and personal predictors of success reflected in its mental representations is of great importance and scientifically significant nowadays.


Keywords: success; system analysis; intellectual and personal predictors; mental representations of success; concept characteristics; content analysis.


For citation: Ehksakusto T. V., Kibal´chenko I. A. Intellectual and personal prerequisites of success: system analysis and researches prospects // Systems Psychology and Sociology. 2021. № 2 (38). P. 65–77. DOI: 10.25688/2223-6872.2021.38.2.06


Ehksakusto Tatiana Valentinovna, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Associate Professor at the Department of Psychology and Life Safety at the Institute of Computer Technologies and Information Security of the Southern Federal University, Taganrog, Russia.

E-mail: etv01@yandex.ru

ORCID: 0000-0002-6862-2063

Kibal´chenko Irina Aleksandrovna, Doctor of Psychological Sciences, Associate Professor, Professor at the Department of Psychology and Life Safety at the Institute of Computer Technologies and Information Security of the Southern Federal University, Taganrog, Russia.

E-mail: kibal-irina@mail.ru

ORCID: 0000-0001-7730-7172




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