Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya • ISSN 2075-7999
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2018 Vol 11 Issue 60

Shamionov R.M., Beskova T.V. Methods of diagnostics of subjective well-being of the person

Full text in Russian: Шамионов Р.М., Бескова Т.В. Методика диагностики субъективного благополучия личности

Saratov State University, Saratov, Russia
Saratov State Law Academy, Saratov, Russia

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The use of various tools to assess the structural components of subjective well-being makes it difficult for system analysis. Therefore, the article proposes a new tool that claims to cover various aspects of subjective well-being. It was assumed that subjective well-being, in addition to the components of cognitive and emotional well-being identified and measured by the majority of authors, includes a number of other components. The initial position in the design of the technique was the idea that subjective well-being is a synthetic socio-psychological phenomena, which includes a number of components that reflect the well-being of various aspects of human existence, among which the main are he/she, his/her experiences, activities and its meanings, contemplation, inclusion in the community and society (focus on yourself or on the community). The aim of the study was to develop, validate and standardize the original methods of diagnosis of subjective well-being of the individual. The sample of the study was 252 people (57,5% of women, 42,5% of men) aged 18 to 50 years. In the process of design of the technique, the reliability check (retest, by internal consistency, parts of the questionnaire), obvious, meaningful and convergent validity, was carried out, that this technique is a reliable and valid tool that allows to diagnose qualitatively and in a short time the overall level of subjective well-being and its components, without resorting to other means. The developed method includes five scales (emotional well-being, existential-activity well-being, ego-well-being, hedonistic well-being, social-normative well-being), reflecting its structure, as well as the integrative scale of subjective well-being. The five-factor structure of subjective well-being has not only empirical, but also theoretical basis. The scales selected on the basis of factor analysis correspond to the ideas about the structure of subjective well-being reflected in the works of Russian psychologists.

Keywords: subjective well-being, personality, components, methodology, reliability, validity, standardization


The study was supported by the Russian Foundation for Humanities, project 14-06-00250.


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Received 15 May 2018. Date of publication: 31 August 2018.

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Shamionov Rail M. Ph.D., Professor, Saratov State University, ul. Astrakhanskaya, 83, 410012 Saratov, Russia.
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Beskova Tatyana V. Ph.D., Professor, Saratov State Law Academy, ul. Volskaya, 1, 410056 Saratov, Russia.
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Shamionov R.M., Beskova T.V. Methods of diagnostics of subjective well-being of the person. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2018, Vol. 11, No. 60, p. 8. (in Russian, abstr. in English).

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