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About Tolerance Development in Future Social Workers at University as a Professionally Important Quality


  • Russian State Social University, Moscow, Russian Federation
  • Kuban State University, Krasnodar, Russian Federation
  • Moscow City Pedagogical University, Moscow, Russian Federation


Background/Objectives: The authors analyze the results of diagnostic techniques which reflect the level of development (formedness) of the particular components of the professionally-communicative tolerance in the graduates majoring in “Social work”. Methods: At many universities of modern Russia teachers work out and test new types of methods and techniques of tolerance development in the future social workers as a professionally important quality of the specialists of “helping” profile. During personal and business contacts with clients of various ages, social, professional, ethnic, religious groups a social worker must show socio-psychological tolerance. Findings: To understand the peculiarities of developing professionally-communicative tolerance in future social workers at university, the authors have investigated the psychological mechanisms of this phenomenon formation among boys and girls aged from 17 to 23 (students of Russian universities (universities in Moscow, Krasnodar, Kursk, Sochi, Anapa) majoring in “Social work”). The results show that there is a strong functional interaction between tolerance development among students (future social workers) and their individual, age and gender features. Applications: The article presents recommendations for individually-oriented work of the high school teachers with students during the curricular practical training social services which contribute to the professionally-communicative tolerance development of the future social workers.


Gender Differences, Professionally-Communicative Tolerance, Professionally Important Qualities, Social Work Specialist.

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