Cite this article as:

Golovey L. A., Danilova M. V. The Structure of Subjective Well-Being and Satisfaction with Life in Adolescence. Izvestiya of Saratov University. New Series. Series: Educational Acmeology. Developmental Psychology, 2019, vol. 8, iss. 1, pp. 38-45. DOI: https://doi.org/10.18500/2304-9790-2019-8-1-38-45


UDC: 
159.9.07
Language: 
Russian

The Structure of Subjective Well-Being and Satisfaction with Life in Adolescence

Abstract: 

The study covers affective and cognitive-emotional components of life satisfaction, the level of satisfaction of vital needs and activity of adolescents. The sample consisted of 146 adolescents aged 14–17 years (orphans, adolescents temporarily living apart from their families due to studying in another city, adolescents living in nuclear and extended families). Methods: life satisfaction scale by E. Diener, questionnaire regarding satisfaction with different spheres of life, satisfaction of vital needs scale by O. S. Kopina, questionnaire regarding social, cognitive, physical, and other types of activity. It has been shown that subjective well-being is a generalizing indicator related to assessments of satisfaction related to various aspects of life and satisfaction of needs level, but at the same time it demonstrates weak sensitivity to social living conditions. Assessment of satisfaction with different areas of life is different for adolescents living under different social conditions. The study reveals interrelation between subjective well-being and satisfaction of vital needs with various types of social activity of adolescents. The study singles out spheres of life that contribute to creating a sense of subjective well-being and resources of well-being among different groups of adolescents.

References

1. Argayl M. Psikhologiya schast’ya [Psychology of Happiness]. 2nd ed. St. Petersburg, 2003. 623 p. (in Russian). 2. Diener E. Subjective Well-Being. Psychological Bulletin, 1984, vol. 95, pp. 542–575.
3. Bocharova E. E. Relationship between Subjective Well Being and Social Activity: Cross-Cultural Aspect. Sotsial’naya psikhologiya i obshchestvo [Social Psychology and Society], 2012, no. 4, pp. 53–63 (in Russian).
4. Kulikov L.V. Determinanty udovletvorennosti zhizn’yu [Determinants of Life Satisfaction]. In: Obshchestvo i politika [Society and Politics]. Ed. V. Yu. Bol’shakov. St. Petersburg, 2000, pp. 476–510 (in Russian).
5. Rikel’ M. A., Tuniyants A. A., Batyrova N. Concept of Subjective Well-Being in Hedonistic and Eudemonistic Approaches. Vestnik MGU, Ser. 14. Psikhologiya [The Moscow University Herald. Series 14. Psychology], 2017, no. 2, pp. 64–79 (in Russian).
6. Shamionov R. M. Criteria of Subjective Personal Well-Being: Socio-Cultural Determinancy. Izv. Saratov Univ. (N. S.), Ser. Educational Acmeology. Developmental Psychology, 2015, vol. 4, iss. 3, pp. 213–219 (in Russian).
7. Vodyakha S. A. Features of Upper-Form Pupils’ Psychological Well-Being. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovaniye [Psychological Science and Education], 2013, no. 6, pp. 114–120 (in Russian).
8. Diener E. D., Napa Scollon C. N., Lucas R. E. The Evolving Concept of Subjective Well-Being: The Multifaceted Nature of Happiness. Eds. P. T. Costa, I. C. Siegler. Amsterdam, 2004, pp. 187–219.
9. Diener E., Seligman M. E. P., Choi H., Oishi S. Happiest People Revisited. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 2018, vol. 13, iss. 2, pp. 176–184.
10. Tellegen A., Lykken D. T., Bouchard T. J. J., Wilcox K., Segal N., Rich S. Personality Similarity in Twins Reared Apart and Together. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 1998, vol. 54, pp. 1031–1039.
11. Cummins R. A., Nistico H. Maintaining Life Satisfaction: The Role of Positive Bias. Journal of Happiness Studies, 2002, no. 3, pp. 37–69.
12. Mardasova T. A., Grigor'ev R. A. Psychological Aspects of Life Satisfaction. NovaInfo.Ru, Psikhologicheskiye nauki (Psychological Sciences). 2015, vol. 34, iss. 2. Available at: http://novainfo.ru/archive/34/psikhologicheskieosobennosti-udovletvorenn... (accessed 22 August 2018) (in Russian).
13. Bahar M., Uğur H., Asil M. Social Achievement Goals and Students’ Socio-Economic Status: Cross-Cultural Validation and Gender Invariance. Issues in Educational Research, 2018, no. 28 (3), pp. 511–529. Available at: http://www.iier.org.au/iier28/bahar.pdf (accessed 12 August 2018).
14. Eroglu S. E., Bozgeyikli H., Calisir V. Life Satisfaction Depending on Socioeconomic Status and Gender among Turkish Students. Policy Futures in Education, 2009, vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 379–386.
15. Steptoe A., Demakakos P., Oliveira C. The psychological well-being, health and functioning of older people in England. In: Steptoe A., Demakakos P., Oliveira C. The Dynamics of Ageing 2002‒10 (Wave 5). London, 2012, pp. 98–182.
16. İkiz E., Telef B. B. The Effects of Socioeconomic Status and Gender besides The Predictive Effect of Self-Effi cacy on Life Satisfaction in Adolescence. International Journal of Social Science, 2013, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 1201–1216. DOI: https://doi.org/10.9761/jasss_897
17. Bocharova E. E. Axiological Orientation and Subjective Well-Being in the Context of Ethnopsychological Specifics. Sotsial’naya psikhologiya i obshchestvo [Social Psychology and Society], 2013, no. 4, pp. 95–106 (in Russian).
18. Troshikhina E. G., Manukyan V. R. Anxiety and Stable Emotional States in Structure of Psycho-Emotional Well-Being. Vestnik SPbGU, Ser. 16. Psikhologiya i pedagogika [Vestnik of Saint Petersburg University. Series 16. Psychology and Pedagogy], 2017, iss. 3, pp. 210– 222 (in Russian).
19. Yaremchuk S. V. Subjective Well-Being as Part of Self-Regulation System Based on Personal Values. Psikhologicheskiy zhurnal [Psychological Journal], 2013, vol. 34, no. 5, pp. 85–95 (in Russian).
20. Davern M., Cummins R. A., Stokes M. Subjective Wellbeing as An Affective/Cognitive Construct. Journal of Happiness Studies, 2007, vol. 8, iss. 4, pp. 429–449.
21. Archakova T. O., Veraksa A. N., Zotova O. Yu., Perelygina E. B. Subjective Well-being in Children: Measurement Tools and Age Dynamics. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovaniye [Psychological Science and Education], 2017, vol. 22, no. 6, pp. 68–76 (in Russian). DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/pse.2017220606 (accessed 12 August 2018).
22. Osin E. N., Leont’yev D. A. Aprobatsiya russkoyazychnykh versiy dvukh shkal ekspress-otsenki sub”yektivnogo blagopoluchiya: sbornik materialov III Vserossiyskogo sotsiologicheskogo kongressa (Testing of Russian Versions of Two Scales of Express Evaluation of Subjective Well-Being. Proceedings of the 3rd All-Russian Sociology Congress). Moscow, 2008. Available at: http://www.isras.ru/abstract_bank/1210190841.pdf (accessed 29 August 2018) (in Russian).
23. Kopina O. S., Souslova E. A., Zaikin E. V. Stress Level in Moscow Population in 1986-1992. In: Materials of the 3rd International Congress of  Behavioral Medicine. Amsterdam, 1994. 162 p.

Full text (in Russian): 
Short text (in English):