IMPACT OF THE TYPE OF MILITARY EDUCATION ON THE PSYCHOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF OFFICERS' SOCIAL COMPETENCE

Nanuli (Nana) TSKHVEDADZE, Ketevan LOMSADZE, Beka TOLIASHVILI

Modern changing world has raised the issue about new interpretation of professionalism and professionals for science. Consequently, new concepts - competence and adequacy has appeared.

In the context of the country's independence, the military education system has changed: military education or military training takes place according to two modules: the old (defense-oriented) and the "new" (cooperation-oriented). Accordingly, the competencies of the officers trained under these two systems should also be different according to these two accents. The aim of the study was therefore to study, describe and analyze the effects of the possible impact of the education system on the formation of psychological characteristics defining the social competence of officers trained in different military education systems, as well as the size and limits of influence.

Based on hypothesis of research, the object of the research is: Self-esteem, tolerance, subjective assessment of happiness and motivation to achievement.

Interviewer and testing methods were used in the study. The research tool was an integrated test questionnaire, which included: A scale to measure the feeling of happiness. The scale is formulated in the form of a single question. It is obtained by reconstructing a Fordis happiness measurement instrument. As a result of adapting to the Georgian population, the question is as follows: “In general, can you say that you are .... very happy; Quite happy; Not so happy; More unhappy; Bogdarus Scale for Tolerance for Different Groups, and Achievement Motivation Test Questionnaire (22 questions) (Dubenik N., 2009);

 Data were processed using SPSS, differences in validity were checked by t-test.

 The hypothesis of the research that the structure of the psychological characteristics of social competence of the officer's trained in the military education system based on partnership for the protection of global security and democracy should have been different from the structure of the psychological characteristics of social competence of the officer's trained in the military education system, is confirmed by the research results.

Keywords: competence, social competence, tolerance, sense of happiness, achievement, adaptability.