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Bulletin of the MRSU / Section "Psychology" / 2021 № 3.


N.S. Kramarenko, D.N. Efremova

THE MODEL OF EXPERIENCING SUBJECTIVE HAPPINESS IN THE ELDERLY. In: Bulletin of the Moscow Region State University (electronic journal), 2021, no. 3, pp. 131-144.


UDC Index: 159.222.63

Date of publication: 15.09.2021 Page: 131 - 144

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Aim. The article discusses the results of a study aimed at constructing a theoretical model of the subjective well-being of older people.
Methodology. The study involved 180 people from 10 regions of the Russian Federation, who visited their regional Centers of social services. The hypothesis of the study was the assumption that the subjective well-being of the elderly is largely determined by the characteristics of the emotional-personal sphere, components of existential fulfillment, while cognitive characteristics will be of secondary importance.
Results. It was found out that the actual state of the intellectual-mnestic sphere is not the key factor in determining the subjective well-being of an elderly person, in contrast to the emotional-personal sphere and existential fulfillment. A theoretical model of subjective well-being is constructed.
Research implications. The data obtained can be used in the development of scientifically based socio-psychological programs to support the elderly, as well as programs for the prevention of cognitive and emotional disorders in order to increase the general level of psychological well-being of the elderly and improve the quality of their life.

Key words

psychological well-being, older people, existential fulfillment, quality of life of older people, subjective well-being

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