Modern education aims at a professional preparation and the formation of a distinctive world view, values, and way of life of a student. Development of the active and sustainable urge to be involved in an activity and achieve perfection doing it is also among its tasks. A student commitment defines the dynamic and goal-oriented behaviour of a person. It is a complicated psychological characteristic embodying a secure system of the internal motives and a person’s life aims. Ambitions (values and emotions) and a person’s motives are in the focus of our study. Two heteropolar vectors of the student personality commitment, namely, individualistic and personal, and civic on the one hand, and material and spiritual on the other are within the research scope. The empirical investigation was conducted using the motivation structure of personality assessment techniques (V. Milman), and the actual structure assessment of the personality value commitments (S. Bubnova). A sampling of our investigation is 125 students from Ukrainian institutions of higher education (50 students making a degree in Philosophy in the National University of Ostroh Academy and 75 students doing a degree in Psychology in Lesya Ukrainka Eastern European National University). The obtained results show that the students-respondents are more civically oriented, whereas spiritual and material commitments are balanced. Correlation data analysis carried out as part of the study showed that the commitment to help others and mercy is statistically related to sex (р<0,05). The study analyzes a student personality commitment psychological features, such as adaptation, acquisition and realization at different vocational training stages in the higher educational institution. The results confirm statistically significant differences between student commitments to the spiritual values at different training levels (р<0,05). The research can further focus on the empirical study of the changes of the youth commitments at different vocational training stages with an account of the chosen profession.
Keywords: personality commitment, motives, values, a student, stages of the vocational training.