Assessment of the Psychological Well-Being of Russian Youth With the PERMA-Profiler

Abstract

This article presents the results of a survey of the psychological well-being of Russian youth based on the Russian version of the PERMA-Profiler. The survey was conducted at the beginning of 2021 and covered 11,811 respondents (males = 29.2%, females = 70.8%) aged 18–35 (49.2%, aged 18–22; 22.3%, aged 23–30; and 28.5%, aged 31–35) living in the central part of Russia. The survey’s results indicate that the country perform properly in terms of youth well-being. The scores of Russian respondents are significantly higher than the results reported by Butler and Kern for the UK, Greece, Korea, Italy, and the USA in their study of 2016 (this sample is referred to as a total sample). The Russian respondents scored higher compared to the total sample in the scales of Positive emotions and Relationships. The research data show different indicators of well-being in groups differing by gender, age, education, social, marital and parental status, living conditions, and income level. We also found some peculiar age- and gender-related differences regarding well-being in the Russian sample, which also distinguishes it from the total sample. The research results can be used in programs intended to improve the psychological well-being of Russian youth.

Author Biographies

Elena N. Volkova, Psychological Institute of the Russian Academy of Education, Moscow, Russia

Elena N. Volkova, Dr. Sci. (Psychology), is a Leading Researcher of the Psychological Institute of the Russian Academy of Education and the Head of the Scientific and Educational Center “Psychology of a Gifted Teenager”, Minin Nizhny Novgorod State Pedagogical University. Her research interests cover positive socialization of youth, psychological well-being of people of different social and professional groups, intrinsic motivation and subjectity (agency). Among her most recent publications are “Prevalence of violence estimation in Russia through a retrospective youth survey” (2021, coauthored) and “Subjective predictors of psychological well-being of gifted adolescents”, (2022, coauthored). She co-authored the Russian version of the following tools: ISPCAN Child Abuse Screening Tool Children’s Version (ICAST-C); ISPCAN Child Abuse Screening Tool-Parent version (ICAST-P); ISPCAN Child Abuse Screening Tools Retrospective version (ICAST-R); PERMA-Profiler questionnaire; SSQ–Subjectity’ Structure questionary.

Anna Yu. Akimova, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia; Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia; Minin Nizhny Novgorod State Pedagogical University, Russia

Anna Yu. Akimova, Cand. Sci. (Psychology), Associate Professor, Department of Organizational Psychology, Faculty of Management, HSE University; Researcher at the Scientific and Educational Center “Psychology of a Gifted Teenager”, Minin Nizhny Novgorod State Pedagogical University, Russia. Her research interests cover the psychological well-being of people of different social and professional groups, organizational behavior of specialists, people’s attitude to modern equipment and technologies. Among her recent publications are: “Questionnaire ‘Trust of the Specialist to Equipment (TSE)’” (2020); “Comprehensive study of subjective professional well-being employees of locomotive crews” (2021, coauthored); “The Psychological Space of Professionals’ Trust and Distrust in Socio-Technical Systems” (2022, coauthored).

Oksana M. Isaeva, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia

Oksana M. Isaeva, Cand. Sci. (Psychology), Associate Professor, Department of Organizational Psychology, Faculty of Management, HSE University. Her research interests cover the positive socialization of youth, psychological well-being of people of different social and professional groups. Among her recent publications are: “Prevalence of violence estimation in Russia through a retrospective youth survey” (2021, coauthored). She is a co-author of the Russian version of the following tools: ISPCAN Child Abuse Screening Tool Children’s Version (ICAST-C); ISPCAN Child Abuse Screening Tool-Parent version (ICAST-P); ISPCAN Child Abuse Screening Tools Retrospective version (ICAST-R); PERMA-Profiler questionnaire.

Published
2022-12-30
How to Cite
Volkova, E., Akimova, A., & Isaeva, O. (2022). Assessment of the Psychological Well-Being of Russian Youth With the PERMA-Profiler. Changing Societies & Personalities, 6(4). doi:10.15826/csp.2022.6.4.206
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