Features of Psychological Well-being of Adults

[Speaker] Dermanova, Irina B:1
[Co-author] Troshikhina, Evgenia G:1
1:Saint-Petersburg State University (Russia)

Present research aims to identify the sex and age features of psychological well-being and to investigate the reflexivity role for well-being of adults. Methods used were: Psychological Well-being Scale (Ryff), the Satisfaction With Life Scale (Diener), the questionnaire to measure reflexivity (Karpov). 156 adults took part in research from 22 to 50 years old (76 men and 80 women). The research revealed that men have higher level of well-being then woman and particularly in terms of autonomy and environmental mastery. But women have the higher level on the scale 'positive relatedness'. Some components of psychological well-being negatively correlate with reflexivity both men and women. In addition, reflexivity is negatively related to life satisfaction of woman. In the group of 22-32 years old psychological well-being substantially higher than the 33-50 age group. The level of reflexivity does not change with age, but its negative impact on the psychological well-being increases.
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