. Professional area is an important area of activity of a modern person. Reali-zation of the personality in the profession and active labor activity represent one of the leading values in the system of value-semantic orientations of the individual. The arti-cle considers some ethnopsychological features of an individual prone to workaholism. Workaholism is viewed as a manifestation of addictive behavior, a kind of non-chemical form of dependent behavior. To understand obsessive and dependent behav-ior, the author analyzes various medical and psychological approaches and concepts. The study reveals some personal characteristics of an individual prone to workaholism in a sample of Slavs and Crimean Tatars. The results of the study demonstrate the fact that regardless of gender and ethnicity, the average degree of respondents' inclination to workaholism is diagnosed, however, in the representatives of the Slavic ethnic group; the tendency to workaholism is higher than that in representatives of the Crimean Tatar ethnos. Women expressed angst, neurotic depression and hysterical type of response; men demonstrated asthenic manifestations with obsessive-phobic symptoms. The representatives of the Slavic ethnic group are characterized by the severity of anxiety symptoms and neurotic depression. In both ethnogroups, manifestations of autonomic disorders are diagnosed. Thus, representatives of the Slavic ethnos inclined to workaholism are diagnosed with anxiety symptoms with asthenic manifestations and obsessive-phobic reactions accompanied by autonomic disorders, which causes a hysterical type of response to various life situations. Consequently, for this category of persons who show pathological dependence on work activity, sleep and appetite disorders are typical, psychoemotional exhaustion, increased anxiety and excessive fixation on thoughts, which leads to intrapersonal conflict and strong psychoemotional reactions to everyday life situations. Representatives of the Crimean Tatar ethnic group prone to workaholism can be traced back to the alarming symptoms. Consequently, for them, obsession with labor activity is a protective mechanism for avoiding really exist-ing difficulties.
V. R. Ushakovа
RESEARCH RESULT. PEDAGOGY AND PSYCHOLOGY OF EDUCATION