Russian Psychological Issues
JournalsTopicsAuthorsEditor's Choice Manuscript SubmissionAbout PsyJournals.ruContact Us
Vestnik of Saint Petersburg University. Psychology - №2 / 2022 | Перейти к описанию
Web of Science СС

Previous issue (2022. Vol. 12, no. 1)

Included in Web of Science СС (ESCI)

Vestnik of Saint Petersburg University. Psychology

Former Title: Vestnik of Saint Petersburg University. Seria 16. Psychology. Education

Publisher: Saint Petersburg University

ISSN (printed version): 2658-3607

ISSN (online): 2658-6010


Published since 2011

4 issues per year

Free of fees
Open Access Journal


Anxiety and Stable Emotional States in the Structure of Psycho-Emotional Wellbeing 89


Troshikhina E.G.
PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Faculty of Psychology, Developmental and Differential Psychology Department, St.Petersburg State University, St.Petersburg, Russia

Manukyan V.R.
PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Department of Developmental Psychology and Differential Psychology, Saint-Petersburg State University, St.Petersburg, Russia

The analysis of psychological concepts of wellbeing showed that hedonistic and eudemonic approaches were based on different theoretical grounds and reflected distinct areas of the inner world of a person. The eudemonic view does not include the emotional factor, whereas hedonistic approaches include it as the main one. As is known, the emotional component of wellbeing unites feelings, which are conditioned by the successful or unsuccessful functioning of all spheres of the personality, and performs regulatory and adaptive functions. The article is aimed toward theoretical and empirical substantiation of the psycho-emotional wellbeing construct. It is considered as an interrelation of hedonistic and eudemonistic aspects of wellbeing in a ratio with basic emotional characteristics of personality. The article presents the results of two correlation pilot studies (N1=228; N2=54), which confirm that anxiety and stable emotional states are including in the structure of psycho-emotional wellbeing of the adult. The total scale of psychological wellbeing (C. Ryff) negatively correlates with integral indicators of anxiety (p<.01) and positively correlates with scales of interest, emotional tone, and comfort (p<.001). Some criteria of psychological wellbeing that focus on interaction to environment such as competence and positive relations correlate with the positive stable emotional states and anxiety reduction (.001<р<.05). Autonomy and personal growth do not have any connections with the scales of emotional states and are the least comprised in the structure of psycho-emotional wellbeing. The results confirm the advisability of promoting the construct of psycho-emotional wellbeing as a more holistic one.

Keywords: psycho-emotional wellbeing, anxiety, stable emotional states, happiness, hedonistic wellbeing, eudemonistic wellbeing

Column: General Psychology, Personality Psychology, History of Psychology

For Reference


Diener E., Suh E.M., Lucas R.E., Smith H.L. Subjective well-being: Three decades of progress. Psychological Bulletin, 1999, no. 125, pp. 276–302.

Ryff C.D., Keyes C.L.M., Shmotkin D. Optimizing Well-Being: The Empirical Encounter of Two Traditions. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 2002, vol. 82, no. 6, pp. 1007–1022.

Grishina N.V. Psihologicheskoe blagopoluchie v ekzistentsialnom ponimanii: empiricheskie osobennosti [Existential approach to well-being: empirical characteristics]. Psikhologicheskie issledovaniia [ Psychological Studies], 2016, vol. 9, no. 48, p. 10. Available at: (accessed: 29.07.2017). (In Russian)

Grishina N.V. Ot psikhologicheskogo blagopoluchiia k dushevnomu zdorov’iu: ekzistentsial’nopsikhologicheskii podkhod [From psychological wellbeing to soul helth: existential-psychological approach]. Kontsept dushevnogo zdorov’ia v chelovekoznanii [ The concept of soul health in human science]. Ed. by O.I.Danilenko St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg University Press, 2014, pp. 127–149. (In Russian)

Langle A. Dotianut’sia do zhizni… Ekzistentsial’nyi analiz depressii [ Reach out to life… existential analysis of depression]. Transl. from German. 4-e izd. Moscow, Genezis Publ., 2016. 128 p. (In Russian)

Ryff C.D., Singer B.H. Know thyself and become what you are: A eudaimonic approach to psychological well-being. Journal of Happiness Studies, 2008, no. 9, pp. 13–39.

Sozontov A.E. Gedonisticheskii i evdemonisticheskii podkhody k probleme psikhologicheskogo blagopoluchiia [Hedonistic and eudemonic approaches to the problem of psychological wellbeing]. Voprosy psikhologii [ Questions of psychology], 2006, no. 4, pp. 105–114. (In Russian)

Cohn M.A., Fredrickson, B. L., Brown S. L., Mikels J.A., Conway A.M. Happiness Unpacked. Positive Emotions Increase Life Satisfaction by Building Resilience. Emotion, 2009, no. 9 (3), pp. 361–368.

Antonovsky A. Unravelling the mystery of health: How people manage stress and stay well. San Francisco, Jossey-Bass Publ., 1987. 238 р.

Baturin N.A., Bashkatov S.A., Gafarova N.V. Teoreticheskaia model’ lichnostnogo blagopoluchiia [The theoretical model of personal welfare]. Vestnik IuUrGU. Seriia «Psikhologiia» [ Vestnik of the South Ural State University Series “Psychology” ], 2013, vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 4–14. (In Russian)

Voronina A.V. Problema psikhicheskogo zdorov’ia i blagopoluchiia cheloveka: obzor kontseptsii i opyt strukturno-urovnevogo analiza [The problem of mental health and human wellbeing. Concept overview and experience of level-structure analysis]. Sibirskii psikhologicheskii zhurnal [ Siberian Journal of Psychology], 2005, no. 21, pp. 142–147. (In Russian)

Podolskiy A.I., Karabanova O.A., Iodobaeva O.A., Heymans P. Psikhoemotsional’noe blagopoluchie sovremennykh podrostkov: opyt mezhdunarodnogo issledovaniia [Psychoemotional wellbeing of contemporary adolescents: international study experience]. Vestn. Moskovskogo un-ta. Seriia 14. Psikhologiia [Bulletin of Moscow State University. Series 14. Psychology]. 2011, no. 2, pp. 9–20. (In Russian)

Reeve D. Psycho-emotional disablism and internalized oppression. Disabling barriers — enabling environments. Eds. J. Swain, S.French, C.Barnes, C.Thomas. 3rd ed. London, Sage Publ., 2014, pp. 92–98.

Puchkova G.L. Sub”ektivnoe blagopoluchie kak faktor samoaktualizatsii lichnosti. Authoref. diss. kand. psihol. nauk [ Subjective wellbeing as a factor of a person’s self-actualization. Thesis of PhD]. Habarovsk, 2003. 23 p. (In Russian)

Kulikov L.V. Psikhogigiena lichnosti: voprosy psikhologicheskoi ustoichivosti i psikhoprofilaktiki: ucheb. pos. [ Psycho-hygiene of personality: questions of psychological stability and psycho-prophylaxis]: ucheb. posobie. St. Petersburg, Piter Publ., 2004. 464 p. (In Russian)

Watson D. Mood and temperament. New York: Guilford Press, 2000. 352 р.

Davidson R.J. (Ed.) Anxiety, depression and emotion. New York, Oxford University Press, 2000. 306 р.

Taylor T.E. The markers of wellbeing: A basis for a theory-neutral approach. International Journal of Wellbeing, 2015, no. 5 (2), pp. 75–90.

Haybron D.M. The pursuit of unhappiness: The elusive psychology of wellbeing. New York, Oxford University Press, 2010. 384 р.

Argyle M. Psikhologiia schast’ia [ The psychology of happiness]. Transl. from Engl.; 2nd ed. St. Petersburg, Piter Publ., 2003. 623 p. (In Russian)

Malkova E.E. Trevoga kak resurs adaptivnogo razvitiia lichnosti [Anxiety as a resource of adaptive personality development]. Vestnik of Saint Petersburg University. Seria 16. Psychology and pedagogy, 2014, vol. 2, pp. 34–40. (In Russian)

Prohorov A.O. Integriruiushchaia funktsiia psikhicheskikh sostoianii [Integrating function of mental states]. Psikhologicheskii zhurnal [Psychological journal], 1994, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 136–145. (In Russian)


© 2007–2022 Portal of Russian Psychological Publications. All rights reserved in Russian

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

Catalogue of academic journals in psychology & education MSUPE

Creative Commons License Open Access Repository     Webometrics Ranking of Repositories

RSS Psyjournals at Youtube ??????.???????