Social Psychological Conditions of Psychological Well-Being in Individuals Who Have Experienced Critical Events



The paper addresses the issue of maintaining psychological well-being in individuals who have experienced critical events. The research presented in this paper was carried out within the paradigm of salutogenesis, according to which the most crucial factors in preserving one’s mental and physical health are the realization of the inner potential, cognitive and physical activity, orientation towards healthy life goals, and self-actualization, and not only the absence of illness and disabilities. The authors describe a procedure of methodological triangulation of quantitative and qualitative data that enabled them to outline the social psychological conditions necessary for the positive functioning of individuals who have experienced critical events.

General Information

Keywords: personality in crisis situations, crisis event, psychological well-being, positive functioning, methodological triangulation, qualitative research methods

Journal rubric: Methodological Tools

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Pergamenshchik L.A., Novak N.G. Social Psychological Conditions of Psychological Well-Being in Individuals Who Have Experienced Critical Events . Sotsial'naya psikhologiya i obshchestvo = Social Psychology and Society, 2015. Vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 161–169. DOI: 10.17759/sps.2015060412. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Leonid A. Pergamenshchik, Doctor of Psychology, Doctor in Psychology, Professor of the Department of Social and Family Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Maxim Tank Belarusian State Pedagogical University, Minsk, Belarus

Natalia G. Novak, PhD in Psychology, Assistant, Chair of Social and Pedagogic Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Pedagogy, Francisk Skorina Gomel State University, e-mail:



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