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Adaptability as a predictor to the change of functional states in participants of a marine scientific expedition to the Arctic

Adaptability as a predictor to the change of functional states in participants of a marine scientific expedition to the Arctic

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Recieved: 08/30/2022

Accepted: 11/09/2022

Published: 12/30/2022

Keywords: adaptability; socio-psychological adaptation; human functional state; self-regulation of behavior; internality; arctic sea expedition; Arctic

p.: 65–79

DOI: 10.11621/npj.2022.0407

Available online: 30.12.2022

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Simonova Natalia N., Maria A. Tunkina, Yana A. Korneeva, Anna A. Trofimova. Adaptability as a predictor to the change of functional states in participants of a marine scientific expedition to the Arctic. // National Psychological Journal 2022. 4. p.65–79. doi: 10.11621/npj.2022.0407

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Simonova Natalia N. Lomonosov Moscow State University

Maria A. Tunkina Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov

Yana A. Korneeva Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov

Anna A. Trofimova Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov


Background. The problem of human adaptation to extreme conditions of the Arctic remains relevant. People have different adaptive potential to ensure the success of their activities and state adequate to loads at the psycho-emotional and physiological levels. Comprehensive research into determination of adaptability and parameters of adaptation to the conditions of the Arctic in workers may be a solution. Interrelationships between functional states and different socio-psychological and personal qualities of participants revealed in our study also confirm this relevance. 

Objective. The study aims identify and describe the dynamics of functional states in participants of the marine scientific expedition during the Arctic trip in conjunction with the personal characteristics of adaptability (internality, conscious self-regulation, socio-psychological qualities). 

Methods. The researchers applied objective psychophysiological instrumental methods, projective method M. Luscher’s colour test, subjective questionnaire “Well-being. Activity. Mood” by V.A. Doskin et al. Сharacteristics of adaptability (internality, conscious self-regulation, socio-psychological qualities) were assessed with questionnaires. Statistical analysis of the data was carried out with correlation analysis. 

Sample. 39 participants of a 20-day sea expedition to the Arctic. 

Results. Characteristics of the personal and socio-psychological potential of participants are presented; the dynamics of participants’ functional state during the expedition trip are described; statistically significant relationships have been established between socio-psychological characteristics, individual-personal qualities (regulatory and internality) and objective, projective, and subjective-evaluative parameters of functional states. 

Conclusion. Adaptive characteristics include developed general internal control, in particular, moderate control (internality) in the field of achievements and in the field of failures, as well as conscious self-regulation of behavior. The dynamics of objective indicators of functional states is positively correlated with the level of subjective control in the field of failures, and changes in indicators of projective and subjective methods are associated with characteristics of socio-psychological adaptation, the level of subjective control and conscious self-regulation.


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Simonova Natalia N., Maria A. Tunkina, Yana A. Korneeva, Anna A. Trofimova. Adaptability as a predictor to the change of functional states in participants of a marine scientific expedition to the Arctic. // National Psychological Journal 2022. 4. p.65–79. doi: 10.11621/npj.2022.0407

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