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Social Psychology and Society

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 2221-1527

ISSN (online): 2311-7052


License: CC BY-NC 4.0

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Research on Life Satisfaction and Life Orientations in Late Adulthood 3024


Suslova T.F.
PhD in Psychology, associate Professor, Department of Social Work, Moscow, Russia

Zhuchkova S.M.
PhD student at the Chair of Social Psychology, Russian State Social University

The paper presents results of a study on variations in the structure of life satisfaction and life-purpose orientations in individuals at various stages of aging. These results show that the structure of life-purpose orientations remains virtually unchanged during the late ontogenetic stage. However, people's belief in their own capacities that allows them to control events in their life increases with age, and so does their confidence in the very ability of one to control his/her life. The outcomes of this analysis can be of interest to specialists in the field of social psychology of aging (social psychologists, gerontopsy- chologists, and social workers).

Keywords: late adulthood, old age, life satisfaction, life-purpose orientations, emotional comfort, emotional discomfort

Column: Experimental Research

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