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Psychological Structure of Young Specialists Representations About Entering the Labour Market
This study is devoted to the young professionals’ representation about entering the labor market. Analysis of the literature showed that the phenomenon of entering the labor market has not yet been investigated in psychology, while the predictors and results of the school-to-work transition are studied widely. Our research is designed to fill this pass and describe the phenomenon of entering the labor market in terms of psychology. We apply a model of psychosemantic research and describe the ideas of young professionals about entering the labor market, as well as the structure of these representations, and then classify them. As a result, the structure of the notion of entering the labor market was singled out, containing 4 psychological components: motivational, emotional, cognitive and operational; the internal factor structure of each component was also described. Besides, there were four types of ideas about entering the labor market, and the nature of their connection with gender and self-efficacy.