• M.A. Sadova
  • V.I. Podshyvalkina
Keywords: professional responsibility, status-role position, ordinary employee, manager.


The purpose of the study is to empirically substantiate the status and role differences in professional responsibility in the workplace. Methods: theoretical, empirical, mathematical statistics. Research results are based on the use of mathematical and statistical procedures, differences in the professional responsibility of workers with different status-role positions in the workplace are substantiated. These differences indicate, according to the authors, that leadership positions require greater responsibility, in contrast to the positions of subordinate personnel, since the head has the responsibility to regulate, control, organize, motivate, delegate the authority and activities of subordinates. It is shown that in comparison with subordinates, managers have a greater level of personal resources, a balance of their life achievements and failures, a higher adaptive potential and less stress vulnerability.
The presented results showed that among subordinates, but especially among managers, professional responsibility is most clearly manifested at the cognitive and behavioral levels, and to a lesser extent at the affective, emotional level.
In addition, it has been shown that managers are characterized by a significantly greater variety of socially determined career incentives, in particular, orientation to professional competence, management, autonomy, challenge, and entrepreneurship. Subordinates are more inclined to consider their work as service and are focused on the integration of various areas of their lives and on self-realization on this basis.
The results obtained suggest that the personal foundations of the subject of responsibility discovered by the authors, on the one hand, show the degree of “rooted” responsibility as a personality trait, and on the other hand, they are the most important mechanisms for the implementation of responsible human behavior in the workplace.


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