Relationship of Lifestyle Activity, Subjective Health and Subjective Well-Being of Adolescent Children in the Russia

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Abstract

The article presents the results obtained within the framework of the All-Russian empirical study "Subjective well-being of older adolescent and adolescent children in the Russian Federation" (2021), in which 10626 respondents (13-17 years old) from 22 regions of the Russian Federation participated. Interest in the topic is due to anxiety for the physical and psychological health of the younger generation entering adulthood. The obtained results made it possible to prove the existence of a positive close relationship between satisfaction with one's own activity in the social and physical spheres, subjective health, comfort of the educational environment and the summary score of subjective well-being (hereinafter SB) among the study participants. The identified age and gender patterns of changes in the level of closeness of the scales with the SB, a comparative analysis of satisfaction ratings with them in dynamics indicated their dependence on puberty and adolescent crises. It is shown that girls rate their "activity" and "comfort of the educational environment" lower than boys and are less vulnerable to stress associated with leaving school. It was revealed that in informants with disabilities, the assessments of their activity and subjective health have a negative age dynamic, in contrast to conditionally healthy ones. Living in ecologically unfavorable (polluted) and hard-to-reach territories has a negative impact on respondents' assessments of activity and subjective health.

General Information

Keywords: subjective well-being, health, activity, age and gender dynamics, conditionally healthy and respondents with disabilities, difficult-to-live territories

Journal rubric: Developmental Psychology

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/pse.2022270609

Funding. The study was carried out within the framework of the state assignment of the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation "Scientific and methodological development of a child well-being assessment system in the Russian Federation", no. 073-00110-22-01 dated 21.01.2022

Received: 26.08.2022

Accepted:

For citation: Oslon V.N., Prokopyeva L.M., Kolesnikova U.V. Relationship of Lifestyle Activity, Subjective Health and Subjective Well-Being of Adolescent Children in the Russia. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie = Psychological Science and Education, 2022. Vol. 27, no. 6, pp. 116–129. DOI: 10.17759/pse.2022270609. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Veronika N. Oslon, PhD in Psychology, Professor, Chair of Developmental Psychology named after L.F. Obukhova, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9625-7307, e-mail: oslonvn@mgppu.ru

Lyubov M. Prokopyeva, Head of the Professional Education Quality Monitoring Department, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4404-9159, e-mail: prokopevalm@mgppu.ru

Ulyana V. Kolesnikova, Research Associate, Center of Applied Psychological and Pedagogical Studies, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5328-8621, e-mail: kolesnikovauv@mgppu.ru