The features of beliefs at different levels of psychological well-being among today's youth



Research is devoted to the problem of life position among modern youth in the period of self-determination and is part of the study of subjective picture of the world at a young age. Life position is defined as the ratio of themselves and their generation estimations and is investigated by the author’s projective technique “Young age”, built on the basis of the pending proposals method. The study involved 235 young people aged 20-30 years in the situation of professional self-determination. The paper presents a model of the “Me-They”, reflecting the life position. It is described the trends in the subjective evaluation of himself and modern young people generation. The differences in the life position at different levels of psychological well-being were analyzed. The following features of the life position of modern youth have been identified: the relative stability of life views while maintaining uncertainty about his generation; a close relationship of life position levels with psychological well-being; independence of the life position on financial success and real work status. It was concluded that a dominant life position is an integral part of the subjective picture of the world of young people in the period of professional self-determination. This work was supported by the Russian Foundation for Humanities (project № 14-06-00206 «Subjective perception of themselves, the world, with different psychological well-being in the period of the life self-determination of modern youth»).

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Keywords: self-determination, psychological well-being, life position, subjective perception of themselves, perception of his generation

Journal rubric: Social Psychology

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Eidelman G.N. The features of beliefs at different levels of psychological well-being among today's youth. Eksperimental'naâ psihologiâ = Experimental Psychology (Russia), 2016. Vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 82–94. DOI: 10.17759/exppsy.2016090207. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

G. N. Eidelman, Applicant, Developmental Psychology Laboratory, Institute of Psychology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology, Moscow Institute of Economics, Politics and Law, e-mail: