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Title Value Features of Personality Psychological Wellbeing
Author(s) Marina V. Lifshits
About the author(s)

Marina V. Lifshits, a senior lecturer, the Eastern European Institute of Psychoanalysis, Saint Petersburg, Russia.

DOI 10.35853/LAU.WS.2019.SP05
Section Socio-psychological section
Year 2019 UDK Index 159.9:17.022.1 Pages 54 - 61

Psychological wellbeing presents a fundamental issue of the presentday psychology, and the ongoing socio-economic transformations that largely define the mainstreaming of personal development, has stirred this interest. The concept of psychological wellbeing is synonymous with a feeling of being happy and life satisfaction. The current situation, when a person is subject to active social, political and economic influences, changing requirements of professional milieu, transformations of value system, has emphasized research on psychological wellbeing. The question, whether there is a linkage between psychological wellbeing and value orientations, rests on the idea that value-and-meaning foundations of personality form the basis of wellbeing. In the study, the author applied psychodiagnostic techniques, namely, the Psychological Wellbeing Scale by C. Ryff and the Rokeach Value Survey. The sample involved adult males and females aged 25 to 35 (n = 184), residents of mega cities (Moscow and St.-Petersburg) equalized by socio-demographic characteristics. On the basis of the testing data, the author produced the correlation analysis. It resulted in identifying statistically significant interrelations between the general level of psychological wellbeing, its separate components and value orientations. We also gave proper attention to considering the linkage of personal wellbeing and terminal and instrumental values. The findings proved that psychological wellbeing is related to certain values. High wellbeing determines the value of freedom, wisdom, thrust for knowledge, and no criticism of other’s weaknesses.

Keywords psychological wellbeing, values, value orientations.
For citation

Lifshits MV. Value Features of Personality Psychological Wellbeing. In: Perelygina EB, Zotova OYu, Drozdova AV, Tarasova LV. (eds.) Wellbeing and Security in the Face of Social Transformations: Collection of academic papers from the 10th International Symposium (Yekaterinburg, July 9–10, 2019). Yekaterinburg: Liberal Arts University – University for Humanities; 2019. p. 54–61. Available from: doi:10.35853/LAU.WS.2019.SP05.

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Submitted 28.10.2019
Accepted 30.11.2019