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Title Characteristics of Teenagers Subjective Wellbeing
Author(s) Oksana A. Donskaya
About the author(s)

Oksana A. Donskaya, second-year post-graduate, Social Psychology chair, Moscow State University after M. V. Lomonosov, Moscow, Russia.

DOI 10.35853/LAU.WS.2019.SP16
Section Socio-psychological section
Year 2019 UDK Index 159.922.8:17.023.34 Pages 152 - 161

The concept of happiness closely relates to the level of wellbeing that reflects various aspects of human life. Subjective wellbeing (SWB) refers to the person’s assessment of his life involving a balance of positive and negative emotions. Negative events have a greater and more prolonged effect on wellbeing than comparable positive ones. Thus, anger or fear can considerably decrease the level of subjective wellbeing. The research on subjective wellbeing can be a very informative approach to evaluations centered on child welfare and can improve the actual wellbeing of this social group. The article explored specific features of SWB in children from two-parent families and orphans living in residential care. The study aimed to examine the characteristics of adolescents’ SWB. With no differences in the intensity of SWB in the groups of teenagers in question, the distinction in the internal structure – components of wellbeing and their linkage, – was identified.Teenage orphans exhibited close ties between wellbeing in training and wellbeing in friendship, while adolescents from complete families do not tie up these components. The received results can help improve the remedial work of psychological centers in children’s houses and develop a model of social, psychological, and pedagogical support for the orphaned.

Keywords happiness, subjective wellbeing, teenagers, deprivation, components of wellbeing.
For citation

Donskaya OA. Characteristics of Teenagers Subjective 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. 152–161. Available from: doi: 10.35853/LAU.WS.2019.SP16.

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Submitted 25.10.2019
Accepted 28.11.2019