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Diagnosing the Quality of Life in Psychotherapy: Validation of the Russian Version of the M. Frisch’s Quality of Life Inventory 2822


Rasskazova E.I.
PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Department of Neuro- and Abnormal Psychology of the Faculty of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

Neyaskina Y.Y.
PhD in Psychology, Associated Professor of the Theoretical and Practical Psychology Chair of Vitus Bering Kamchatka State University, Dean of the Faculty of Psychology and Education, Vitus Bering Kamchatka State University, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia

Leontiev D.A.
Doctor of Psychology, Head of International Laboratory of Positive Psychology of Personality and Motivation, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia

Shiryaeva O.S.
PhD in Psychology, Assistant Professor of Theoretical and Applied Psychology, Chair of Vitus Bering Kamchatka State University, Vitus Bering Kamchatka State University, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia

Quality of life therapy proposed by M. Frisch offers to make the source of psychotherapy and ground its key goals in the life spheres that are important for the per son, but (s)he feels dissatisfied with and unfulfilled in. The aim of this study is the validation of the Russian version of M. Frisch’s Quality of Life Inventory. The study included two samples — students of the psychology faculty (N = 91) and adults living in the Kamchatka region (N = 826). The Inventory’s consistency comprised 0.72 for students and 0.95 for adults, and the overall score was associated with life satisfaction, subjective happiness, increased positive and low negative emotions, hardiness commitment, meaning in life, future orientation, satisfaction of basic needs, including those in studies, as well as intrinsic, identified and positive introjected educational motivation. In the different samples (students and adults) the different spheres of life were prominent for overall satisfaction. After controlling for mean satisfaction, quality of life index (corrected for subjective importance of the spheres) contributed to a better prediction of satisfaction with emotions and communication, future orientation, low fatalistic present, commitment, and (in students) intrinsic educational motivation.

Keywords: M. Frisch’s quality of life therapy, quality of life, satisfaction with life, M. Frisch’s Quality of Life Inventory, validation

Column: Empirical Researches


Acknowledgements. Study is supported by the Russian Science Foundation, project 18-18-00480 “Subjective indicators and psychological predictors of quality of life”.

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