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Cultural-Historical Psychology

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 1816-5435

ISSN (online): 2224-8935


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Value Transmission and Psychological Well-Being in Adolescents: A Three-Generational Study of Russians and Ossetians in the Republic of South Ossetia — the State of Alania 343

Galyapina V.N.
PhD in Psychology, Leading Research Fellow, Center for Socio-Cultural Research, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia

Lebedeva N.M.
Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Director of the Center for Socio-Cultural Research, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia

Subjective well-being and its predictors are a popular research subject in modern science. Many studies have revealed that intergenerational similarity of values and their transmission contribute to the psychological well-being of adolescents. Our research focuses on the similarities and differences of the relationship between intergenerational value transmission and well-being in Russian and Ossetian adolescents living in the Republic of South Ossetia — the State of Alania. The sample included 645 subjects (109 grandparent-parent-child triads from Russian families and 106 identical triads from Ossetian families). The following techniques were used: the PVQ-R Scale by S. Schwartz, the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale, and the Satisfaction With Life Scale by Diener. The data was processed using Structural Modeling (SEM) in AMOS. The outcomes of the multigroup analysis showed differences in the relationship between intergenerational value transmission and well-being of the Russian and Ossetian adolescents. Also, we have found that older generations (grandparents) play a significant role in transmitting values to the adolescents in families of the Russian ethnic minority.

Keywords: values, transmission, psychological well-being, generation, adolescents, ethnic minority, Republic of South Ossetia — the State of Alania

Column: Empirical Research


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This work was prepared within the framework of the Basic Research Program at the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE) and supported within the framework of a subsidy by the Russian Academic Excellence Project '5-100'.

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