The Role Of Psycho-Emotional Wellbeing for the Perception of Life Situation by Unemployed and Employed Adults



The study was aimed at revealing the role of psycho-emotional wellbeing in the perception of life situations. Psycho-emotional wellbeing is considered an integral characteristic of the inner world of a person, reflecting the interrelationships of eudemonic and hedonistic wellbeing and basic emotional characteristics. Hypoth¬esis: the evaluation of life situation is influenced by its objective factors (presence or absence of job) and psycho-emotional wellbeing. Sample: 104 adults (66 employed, 38 unemployed), aged 27—55. Methods: a set of methods to evaluate different com¬ponents of psycho-emotional wellbeing, and the Semantic Differential of Life Situ¬ation. Results: life situation is perceived most negatively by the unemployed with a low level of psycho-emotional wellbeing. With the growth of psycho-emotional wellbeing, the perception of situation by the unemployed becomes more positive: it seems to be safe, friendly, definite, and normative (p<0.01). On the contrary, for the emplyed with high psycho-emotional wellbeing, the perception of life situation is less positive. The role of psycho-emotional wellbeing as a mediator in the perception of life situation is revealed.

General Information

Keywords: psycho-emotional wellbeing, subjective wellbeing, life situation, perception of life situation, self-development, stable emotional states, anxiety, satisfaction with life

Journal rubric: Empirical Researches

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Golovey L.A., Manukyan V.R., Troshikhina E.G., Rykman L.V., Danilova M.V. The Role Of Psycho-Emotional Wellbeing for the Perception of Life Situation by Unemployed and Employed Adults. Konsul'tativnaya psikhologiya i psikhoterapiya = Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy, 2019. Vol. 27, no. 2, pp. 27–49. DOI: 10.17759/cpp.2019270203. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Larisa A. Golovey, Doctor of Psychology, Head of the Department of Developmental and Differential Psychology, Saint-Petersburg State University, St.Petersburg, Russia, e-mail:

Viktoriya R. Manukyan, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Department of Developmental Psychology and Differential Psychology, Saint-Petersburg State University, St.Petersburg, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Evgenia G. Troshikhina, PhD in Psychology, Docent, Associate Professor, Faculty of Psychology, Developmental and Differential Psychology Department, St.Petersburg State University, St.Petersburg, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Luidmila V. Rykman, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor of the Developmental and Differential Psychology Chair, Psychological Faculty, Saint-Petersburg State University, St.Petersburg, Russia, e-mail:

Marina V. Danilova, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Developmental and Differential Psychology Department, Saint-Petersburg State University, St.Petersburg, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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