ARPHA Proceedings 3: 1383-1404, doi: 10.3897/ap.2.e1383
Adaptive Assessment of Personality of a Foreign Student
expand article infoEndzhe A. Latypova
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The relevance of the study of this problem is based on the need to select suitable assessment materials in the work of the teacher and their insufficiency. First, we selectively analyze existing instruments and identify current gaps in the measurement literature. Here we discuss the role of adaptive assessment as a tool for assessing student’s personality on way path to successful learning, as well as teacher’s tool for planning, implementing and evaluating preventive strategies to strengthen students’ mental health. Next, we examine adaptability and compare the results with the mental health scale. 300 foreign students from 1 to 5 years of study were tested. The results of the adaptive assessment of the personality of each individual student are compared with a three-level pyramid of intervention based on the public health model (Frieden, 2010), which was adapted by educators to determine the need for support of school population (US Department of Education, 2010). The location on the pyramid is determined by the strengths and problems of the student.A quantitative research method was used. Strong points on the path to learners’ adaptability are self-acceptance, acceptance of others, emotional comfort and internal control. Weak points are: self-rejection, rejection of others, emotional discomfort, need of guidance and escapism (avoiding problems). Socio-psychological maladaptation leads to a pronounced activation of regulatory mechanisms, which naturally leads to high energy consumption of the body and a decrease in the effectiveness of activities. Assessing adaptability, we study functioning trends of a goal-oriented personality system, determined by the correspondence (mismatch) of its goals and results achieved in the process of activity. We can talk about the effectiveness of the learning process if personal goals coincide with educational goals.Understanding personality mechanisms will help teachers to build up an appropriate strategy for interacting with students. The inclusion of a motivational and targeted approach to the development of subjects will reduce maladaptiveness and lead to the correspondence of student’s personal goal with educational activities. The location on the pyramid is determined by strong sides and problems of the student. There is a need to measure the level of mental health of students. This will allow educators and psychologists to identify risk groups.
foreign students, teacher’s tool, assessment of personality, psychology and pedagogy of adaptation processes.