Dr. Margarita Bakracheva

Faculty of Educational Studies and the Arts

Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Sofia, Bulgaria

Associate Professor



2003 Ph.D., Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria

1999 M.Sc., Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Bulgaria

Publications (Selected)

Books, Book Chapters, Dissertation

  1. Stefanova, M. (2005) Am I? Sofia, Paradigma, ISBN 954-326-026-5Bakracheva, M. (2009). Identity in Three Steps, Paradigma, ISBN 978-954-326-104-8Baytchinska, K., M. Bakracheva & S. Savova. (2009). Psychosocial and National Identity Statuses, Values, and Subjective Well-Being in Adolescence, Sofia, BAS Publishing House, ISBN 978-954-322-256-8Bakalova, B., M. Bakracheva, & B. Mizova (2015). Happiness and Life Satisfaction: In Search for Ourselves, Sofia, Colbis, ISBN 978-619-7284-02-7
  2. Bakracheva, M. (2016). Escape from Happiness … or Happy Despite of the Environment, Sofia, Colbis, ISBN 978-619-7284-01-0 (in Bulgarian)
  3. Bakracheva, M. (2016) Hurried Calmness or What We Say When We Remain Silent, Sofia, Colbis, ISBN 978-619-7284-07-2 (in Bulgarian)
  4. Bakracheva, M. (2017). Identity and Coping with Stress, Sofia, Colbis, ISBN 978-619-7284-17-1 (in Bulgarian)
  5. Bakracheva, M. & M. Manolov (2019). The many faces of Self (self-concept in the contemporary reality), ISBN 978-619-7284-30-0 (in Bulgarian)
  6. Bakracheva, M., Pavlov, D., Gudkov, A., Diaconescu, A., Kostov, A., Deneva, A., Kume, A., Wójcik-Karpacz, A., Zagorcheva, D., Zhelezova-Mindizova, D., Dedkova, E., Haska, E., Stanimirov, E., Strauti, G., Taucean, I., Jovanović, I., Karpacz, J., Ciurea, J., Rudawska, J., Ivascu, L., Milos, L., Venera, M., Sheresheva, M., Tamasila, M., Veličković, M., Damyanova, S., Demyen, S., Kume, V., Blazheva, V. (2020). The Intergenerational Family Businesses As A Stress Management Instrument For Entrepreneurs (Volume 1), Academic Publisher University of Ruse „Аngel Kanchev”, e-ISBN 978-954-712-794-4
  7. Bakracheva, M., M. Zamfirov, Ts. Kolarova & E. Sofronieva (2020). Living in Crisis (COVID-19, 2020). e-ISBN 978-619-91067-4-7 (in Bulgarian)

Journal (Selected)

  1. Bakracheva, M., D. Bakalova (2016). Intrinsic and extrinsic motivation of students studying in their native country or in a foreign country. International Journal Knowledge, Scientific Papers Vol. 13.1, 177-181, ISSN 1857-92, Global Impact and Quality Factor 1.023 (2015).
  2. Bakracheva, M. (2016) Adaptiveness of the identity statuses depending on the social context and individual variables, 54-69. In: Proceedings - XV International Conference on Applied Psychology, Varna, ISSN 1314–0507. (in Bulgarian)
  3. Bakracheva, M. (2016) Coping Strategies, 359-371. In: Adulthood. In: Proceedings from the Sixth International Conference Education, Study, Innovations ESI-2016, ISSN 1314-5711. (in Bulgarian)
  4. Bakracheva, M. & M. Manolov (2016). Reality and Self-Detachment after Long Time Spent on Social Networking In Relation To Meaning In Life. International Journal Knowledge, Scientific Papers Vol. 14.1, 423-428, ISSN 1857-92, Global Impact And Quality Factor 1.023 (2015).
  5. Bakracheva, M. (2016). Theory of social constructivism in e-learning. In: Proceedings L. S. Vigotsky - World Contribution to Psychology and Education, Gabrovo, Ex-Press, ISBN 978-954-490-524-8, 143-151. (in Bulgarian)
  6. Bakracheva, M. (2016). Attitudes towards immigration and national identity, In: Proceedings Harmony in Differences, Sofia, ISSN 2367-7899, 350-357. (in Bulgarian)
  7. Bakracheva, M., M. Manolov (2016). Real, Ideal and Ought Selves in relation to presence of meaning in life and derealisation. International Journal Knowledge, Scientific Papers Vol. 15.1, 371-378, ISSN 1857-92, Global Impact And Quality Factor 1.023 (2015).
  8. Bakracheva, M., M. Manolov (2016). Perceived use of the social networks from the position I - My friends, 40-48. In: Boyadzhieva, E. & Hadzhiiski, M. (Eds.) The Art of Loving and Responsibility for Own Existence, University publishing house St. St. Cyril and Methodius, ISBN 978-619-208-105-8. (in Bulgarian)
  9. Bozhinova, R., A. Alexandrova-Karamanova, M. Bakracheva, E. Papazova, K. Popova, M. Rasheva, E. Tair & Z. Totkova (2017). Motivation for sport training and factors, having effect on motivation in the opinion of teachers, 70-80. In: Proceedings - 21st conference Person, Motivation, Sport, Sofia, ISBN 978-954-718-458-9. (in Bulgarian)
  10. Bozhinova, R., A. Alexandrova-Karamanova, M. Bakracheva, E. Papazova, K. Popova, M. Rasheva, E. Tair, Z. Totkova. (2017). Style, formation and support of teacher-student interaction, 230-238. In: Proceedings from international conference Challenges and perspectives before modern psychology, Sofia, 2-3 June 2017. (in Bulgarian)
  11. Papazova, E., M. Bakracheva, and B. Andreev (2017). Identity related distress in emerging adulthood, Psychological research 1(1), 57-69, ISSN 1311-4700 (print); ISSN 2367-4563 (online) (in Bulgarian)
  12. Bakracheva, M. (2017). Promoting intercultural competence through phototherapy techniques and creative events, 24-31. In: Rusu, M. (Ed.) Cultiral Diversity in Arty and Eductaion – Developing Intercultural Skills, Romanian Academy, Department of Psychology and Pedagogy
  13. Bakracheva, М. (2018). Positive Psychology – flourishing through maintaining flexible identity and proactive coping strategies, 56-74. In: Тzokov, G. & R. Stamatov (Eds). Proceedings from international conference Positive Psychology and Cloud Technologies: new education horizons, Plovdiv, 4-5 June 2018, University publishing house Paisii Hilendarski, Plovdiv, ISBN 978-619-202-433-8. (in Bulgarian)
  14. Bakracheva, M. (2019). Coping Effects on Life Meaning, Basic Psychological Needs and Well-Being, Psychology, 2019, 10, ISSN Print: 2152-7180, ISSN Online: 2152-7199,1375-1395, DOI: 10.4236/psych.2019.1010090
  15. Bakracheva, M. (2020). The meanings ascribed to happiness, life satisfaction, and flourishing, Psychology, 2020, 11, 87-104, ISSN Print: 2152-7180, ISSN Online: 2152-7199, DOI: 10.4236/psych.2020.111007
  16. Bakracheva, M. (2020). Identity in adulthood – stable or flexible. Open Journal of Social Sciences 8(4), 1-13; ISSN online: 2327-5960, ISSN print: 2327-5952; doi: 10.4236/jss.2020.84001.
  17. Bakracheva, M. (2020). Identity and well-being of Bulgarian adolescents and adults: summarized data for the period 2002-2018. In book: New Horizons in Education and Social Studies (pp.112-158); DOI: 10.9734/bpi/nhess/v3

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