Psychology of Social Development

Correspondence between Characteristics of Ethnic Identity and Subjective Well-Being in Russians and Kazakhs

Investigation of the correspondence between characteristics of ethnic identity and subjective well-being is necessary for the development of welfare programmes based on the identity factor. Purpose of the study: analysis of the relationship between characteristics of ethnic identity and subjective well-being of Russians and Kazakhs living in Russia and Kazakhstan.

The Influence of Men's Age and Subjective Regulation Type on the Images of an Ideal Woman and Wife

The purpose of the study is to identify the features of the subjective images of an ideal woman and wife due to the age of men and their inherent types of subject regulation. The hypothesis was tested that the images of the ideal woman and the wife in men will be influenced by both their age and the type of their subjective regulation. The study was conducted among men of Naberezhnye Chelny, the total number of subjects was 120 people. The age of the subjects ranged from 18 to 55 years. The questionnaires “Autonomy–dependence” and “Masculinity– femininity” were used.

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

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.

Dynamics of Cadets’ Notion of a Military Career in the Process of Military-Professional Socialization

The goal of the research presented in the paper is an empirical study of the dynamic changes of the image of a military career at various stages of the military professional socialization of an individual. The hypothesis of the study is the assumption that the notion of the military career among the cadets of the military institution of higher education is different depending on the stage of military professional socialization (1st–5th academic years).

Communicative Space of a Person Diagnosed with Pulmonary Tuberculosis

The paper presents the results of theoretical reflection on the communicative space of a person experiencing a traumatic situation, and an empirical research aimed at transformations in the system of communication and interaction of patients diagnosed with pulmonary tuberculosis with himself/herself, the world, the important Others.

Higher School Students’ Notion About Social Activity

The relevance of the study is determined by the identification of the specifics of students’ notion about social activity. The goal of the research is to study the structure of the notion of the social activity phenomenon among the young people on a student sample (N = 100, 65% are female, 58% are up to 25 years old). Presumably, the notion in the context under consideration has an unstable structure.

Moral Beliefs of an Individual as a Psychological Resource in the Period of Late Adulthood

The article views the interrelation between strategies of coping with stress, satisfaction with social support and the ideas of elderly people about conscience, which act as a reflection of the assertion of moral values in the respondent’s daily life. The study involved 55 elderly people, whose average age was 62.4 years, among them 40 women and 15 men.

Value-based Meaningful Factors of Social Activity of Youth under Different Conditions of Life Activities

The urgency of the study is related to the insufficient state of investigations of the value-related and meaningful conditioning of the forms of social activity of an individual. Its goal is to identify the axiological factors that determine the features of the manifestation of the forms of social activity of youth, whose vital activity is carried out in cities of different types (regional centers and a small towns).

Regulatory and Worldview Factors of Various Forms of Social Activity of Young People

The aim of the research presented in this article is to study the regulative and ideological factors of different forms of social activity among students. The empirical study is carried out on a sample of students (N = 236), including high school students of general secondary schools (N = 118) and university students from Saratov and Saratov Oblast. We used a complex of psychodiagnostical tools to register various forms of social activity and degree of manifestation using a special questionnaire (by I. V. Arendachuk, E. E. Bocharova, A. I. Zagranichniy et al).

Interconnection between Discriminatory Attitudes of an Individual and Socio-Demographic Characteristics, Socio-Political and Socio-Economic Preferences

Discriminatory attitudes, which are common for the society, inhibit social, cultural, and economic development. It is a significant risk factor in the system of interpersonal and social relationships. That is why it is important to analyse the determinants of discriminatory attitudes of individuals and groups for scientific explanation and development of practical recommendations in the field of social management and risk management.