Student youth representation of psychological well-being: results of content analysis of works
The purpose of the article is to identify certain semantic features of lexical units. According to the respondents, they could be equivalent to the concepts of “psychological well-being” and “psychologically wealthy person”. The following methods were used in the study: theoretical analysis of research on the problem of psychological well-being of the personality; method of content analysis of self-reports. The research was conducted using conversation and content analysis of self-reports. Results. The components of a person’s psychological well-being are determined. As a result of the conversation and the results of writing the work, it was found that the most used equivalents are: “vitality”, which was chosen by 71.14% of respondents, “life satisfaction” (67,07%), “happiness” (66,12%), “trust” and “freedom” were chosen by 64,00%, “value of life” (62,15%), “self-sufficiency” (61,00%), “time” and “self-comprehension” (60,7%), “spirituality” (60.2%), “satisfactory mental and physical condition of a person” (59.13%), “comprehension of the world” and “material well-being” (58,8%), “social stability” (58,1%), “justice” (57,9%), “meaningfulness of a life” and “courage” (56,40%), “will”, “self-efficacy” and “vitality” (56,20%), “optimism”, “emotional stability” and “positive attitude to the surrounding reality” (56,00%), etc. Data of the conversations show that the concepts of psychological well-being are ambiguous, as it has been indicated by the large number of equivalent categories. Conclusions. As a result of the conversation and writing the work, it has been found that the most used equivalent are vitality, life satisfaction, happiness, trust, freedom, value of life, self-sufficiency, time, self-understanding, spirituality. The results made it possible to identify personality traits that are hypothetically related to the psychological well-being of the personality. Quantitative distribution of units of analysis showed the selection of traits that are characteristic of a psychologically wealthy person, such as: life satisfaction, trust, value of life, courage, hardiness, independence, meaningfulness of life and optimism.
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