Author(s): Bezlutska, O., Leshchenko, A., Zahorodnia, Y., Tarasenko, T., Sherman, M., & Smyrnova, I.
The article is devoted to experimental research of future navigation officers’ leadership qualities level formation in process of their professional training at Kherson state maritime academy. The main attention is concentrated on specific tasks offered to the future navigators in process of professional training, which create particular pedagogical conditions and foster the formation of high level leadership qualities. Here also is considered the criteria, indexes and levels of leadership qualities formed. It was experimentally proved, that the most entrants aren’t aware of their main functional responsibilities in future profession, don’t know both about «leadership» as a notion anything, the same as about the main leadership characteristics. In turn the cadets are able to develop all necessary characteristics in their further educational process, having for this full range of academic procedures. Resultant criteria of leadership qualities formed levels found in process of experimental research appeared to be: low, middle and the highest (emotional stamina and leadership initiative). The focus on the formation of leadership qualities of future navigation officers is emphasized to be a priority in a system of their professional training. The prospects of further researches in this sphere concern the development of a special training program for future navigation officers’ leadership qualities formation.