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Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 2075-3470

ISSN (online): 2311-9446

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/cpp

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The Role Of Psycho-Emotional Wellbeing for the Perception of Life Situation by Unemployed and Employed Adults 449

Golovey L.A.
Doctor of Psychology, Head of the Department of Developmental and Differential Psychology, Saint-Petersburg State University, St.Petersburg, Russia
e-mail: lgolovey@yandex.ru

Manukyan V.R.
PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Department of Developmental and Differential Psychology, Saint-Petersburg State University, St.Petersburg, Russia
e-mail: v.manukjan@spbu.ru

Troshikhina E.G.
PhD in Psychology, Associate professor, Faculty of Psychology, Developmental and Differential Psychology Department, St.Petersburg State University, St.Petersburg, Russia
e-mail: e.troshikhina.spbu.ru

Rykman L.V.
PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor of the Developmental and Differential Psychology Chair, Psychological Faculty, Saint-Petersburg State University, St.Petersburg, Russia
e-mail: l.rjkman@spbu.ru

Danilova M.V.
PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Developmental and Differential Psychology Department, Saint-Petersburg State University, St.Petersburg, Russia
e-mail: m.v.danilova@spbu.ru

Abstract
The study was aimed at revealing the role of psycho-emotional wellbeing in the perception of life situations. Psycho-emotional wellbeing is considered an integral characteristic of the inner world of a person, reflecting the interrelationships of eudemonic and hedonistic wellbeing and basic emotional characteristics. Hypoth¬esis: the evaluation of life situation is influenced by its objective factors (presence or absence of job) and psycho-emotional wellbeing. Sample: 104 adults (66 employed, 38 unemployed), aged 27—55. Methods: a set of methods to evaluate different com¬ponents of psycho-emotional wellbeing, and the Semantic Differential of Life Situ¬ation. Results: life situation is perceived most negatively by the unemployed with a low level of psycho-emotional wellbeing. With the growth of psycho-emotional wellbeing, the perception of situation by the unemployed becomes more positive: it seems to be safe, friendly, definite, and normative (p<0.01). On the contrary, for the emplyed with high psycho-emotional wellbeing, the perception of life situation is less positive. The role of psycho-emotional wellbeing as a mediator in the perception of life situation is revealed.

Keywords: psycho-emotional wellbeing, subjective wellbeing, life situation, perception of life situation, self-development, stable emotional states, anxiety, satisfaction with life

Column: Special topic: coping with stress and difficult life situations

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/cpp.2019270203

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