Person‘s Subjective Well-Being as a Result of the School Adaptation in Different Learning Conditions

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Abstract

This article discusses the possibility of estimating the effect of person’s school adaptation based on one of the internal criteria – subjective well-being. Today's learning environment is presented as dynamic, and it complements and reinforces the dynamics of “individual – environment” relationship. For students in such conditions both external indicators of successful adaptation (academic attainment, social and psychological status, success) and well-being according to internal criteria of adaptation (comfortable internal conditions, feelings, subjective well-being, etc.) are important. Results indicate that students’ satisfaction with different sides of life and their neuro-psychological stability that construe the basis of subjective well-being depend on the conditions of learning and socialization in general. The study presents comparison of these structures in educational conditions of a secondary school and a gymnasium. Findings show that in terms of optimal use of adaptive mechanisms the structure of students’ subjective well-being in a gymnasium is more preferable in comparison with the structure of those in a general secondary school.

General Information

Journal rubric: Educational Psychology

For citation: Grigoryeva M.V. Person‘s Subjective Well-Being as a Result of the School Adaptation in Different Learning Conditions. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie = Psychological Science and Education, 2009. Vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 41–46. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Marina V. Grigoryeva, Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Division Head of Pedagogical Psychology and Psychological Diagnostics, Saratov State University (SSU), Saratov, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2541-2186, e-mail: grigoryevamv@mail.ru

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