Abstract. The article presents the results of studying how students understand the role and place of independent work in their life activity. Dependence of the character of tasks for independent academic work preferred by students on emotional-sensory feelings and relations connected with their fulfillment is revealed. Psychological-pedagogical conditions, which may promote improvement of students’ self-realization level in the process of out-of-class independent work, are formulated.
Key words and phrases: самореализация, автономный режим работы, характер самостоятельной работы, эмоционально-чувственное переживание, планирование, готовность к самостоятельной работе, self-realization, autonomous mode of work, character of independent work, emotional-sensory feeling, planning, readiness for independent work