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Cultural-Historical Psychology

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 1816-5435

ISSN (online): 2224-8935

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17759/chp

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Value Transmission and Psychological Well-Being in Adolescents: A Three-Generational Study of Russians and Ossetians in the Republic of South Ossetia — the State of Alania 169

Galyapina V.N., PhD in Psychology, Senior Researcher, International Scientific-Educational Laboratory for Socio-Cultural Research, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia, galapyn@yandex.ru
Lebedeva N.M., Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Chair of Organizational Psychology, Department of Psychology, Head of International Research and Education Laboratory, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia, lebedhope@yandex.ru
Abstract
Subjective well-being and its predictors are a popular research subject in modern science. Many studies have revealed that intergenerational similarity of values and their transmission contribute to the psychological well-being of adolescents. Our research focuses on the similarities and differences of the relationship between intergenerational value transmission and well-being in Russian and Ossetian adolescents living in the Republic of South Ossetia — the State of Alania. The sample included 645 subjects (109 grandparent-parent-child triads from Russian families and 106 identical triads from Ossetian families). The following techniques were used: the PVQ-R Scale by S. Schwartz, the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale, and the Satisfaction With Life Scale by Diener. The data was processed using Structural Equationnlebedeva@hse.ru Modeling (SEM) in AMOS. The outcomes of the multigroup analysis showed differences in the relationship between intergenerational value transmission and well-being of the Russian and Ossetian adolescents. Also, we have found that older generations (grandparents) play a significant role in transmitting values to the adolescents in families of the Russian ethnic minority.

Keywords: values, transmission, psychological well-being, generation, adolescents, ethnic minority, Republic of South Ossetia — the State of Alania

Column: Empirical Research

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17759/chp.2019150205

Funding

This work was prepared within the framework of the Basic Research Program at the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE) and supported within the framework of a subsidy by the Russian Academic Excellence Project '5-100'.

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