The Features of Subjective Well-Being among Students in the Conditions of Educational Migration

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Abstract

Objective. Identification of features of subjective well-being and their connection with values, the implementation of which causes feelings of happiness and joy, among students of different cultural groups. Background. In the conditions of educational migration, students ‘life activity goes beyond the traditional cultural circle to a wide multicultural space, where a special role is given to the reflection of value and semantic regulation, which can be reflected in the subjective well-being of students’ representatives. Study design. We studied the features and differences in the cognitive and emotional components of subjective well-being and values among students of different cultural groups, and determined their relationship in each group. Descriptive statistics, comparative and correlation analysis were used for statistical data processing. Participants. The study sample consisted of 200 Tomsk University students aged 17 to 26 years (M=19.87; SD=1.88), who were divided into 5 study groups based on the criterion of cultural affiliation. Measurements. To study indicators of subjective quality of life, we used the “life satisfaction scale” (E. Diener, adaptation by D.A. Leont’ev, E.N. Osin) and the “scale of positive and negative affect” PANAS (D. Watson, adaptation by E.N. Osin). The orientation of values was studied using the B. Ford questionnaire. Results. It was found that the majority of representatives of all cultural groups are satisfied with their lives. There are statistically significant differences in life satisfaction indicators between cultural groups in the components of subjective well-being. The data obtained on differences (significance level p≤0.05) in values, the implementation of which allows students to experience feelings of joy and happiness, in some results are consistent with existing traditional ideas, in others — do not coincide with them, reflecting modern cultural transformations. Conclusions. Various interrelations of value orientations with components of subjective quality of life in the study groups are revealed, which may indicate specific cultural features.

General Information

Keywords: subjective quality of life, subjective well-being, educational migration, students, multi¬cultural educational space

Journal rubric: Empirical Research

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/sps.2021120105

Funding. The reported study was funded by Russian Science Foundation (RSF), project number 18-18-00480

For citation: Bokhan T.G., Ul’yanich A.L., Terekhina O.V., Vidyakina T.A., Galazhinskiy E.V. The Features of Subjective Well-Being among Students in the Conditions of Educational Migration. Sotsial'naya psikhologiya i obshchestvo = Social Psychology and Society, 2021. Vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 59–76. DOI: 10.17759/sps.2021120105. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

T. G. Bokhan, Doctor of Psychology, Head of the Department of Psychotherapy and Psychological Counseling, Department of Psychology, Tomsk State University, Tomsk, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1454-3869, e-mail: btg960@sibmail.com

Anna L. Ul’yanich, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor of the Department of Psychotherapy and Psychological Counseling, National Research Tomsk State University, Tomsk, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3154-3756, e-mail: fiale@yandex.ru

Olga V. Terekhina, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor of Department of Psychotherapy and Psychological Counseling, National Research Tomsk State University, Tomsk, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0964-9175, e-mail: doterekhina@mail.ru

Tamara A. Vidyakina, Junior Researcher of the laboratory for comparative research in quality of life, National Research Tomsk State University, Tomsk, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1421-9201, e-mail: tatym@sibmail.com

Eduard V. Galazhinskiy, Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Lead Researcher of the laboratory for comparative research in quality of life, National Research Tomsk State University, Tomsk, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9596-5950, e-mail: psihoterapiya@rambler.ru

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