Correlation between Level of Personal Well-being and Spirituality

  • Tetiana Danylchenko Department of Psychology, Academy of the State Penitentiary Service Honcha str. 34, 14000 Chernihiv, Ukraine
Keywords: personal well-being, spirituality, psychological well-being, subjective well-being, subjective social well-being

Abstract

Aim: The aim of this paper is to define the correlation between experiencing personal well-being and manifestations of spirituality of an individual. 

Methods: The study involved the citizens of Chernihiv (average age – 33.2 years old): 96 people in total, 40 men and 56 women. The following methods were used: a) to measure the components of personal well-being – Satisfaction with Life scale by E. Diener, Psychological well-being scale by С. Riff, Questionnaire of parameters of subjective social well-being by T. Danylchenko; b) to measure the spiritual component – EPU Plus (Egoism - Personal Uniqueness) by L. Z. Levit, Methodology of measuring social interaction (mentality aspect) by G. L. Voronin.

Results: The source of experiencing personal well-being is positive health (physical abilities, absence of physical limitations). Factors that decrease personal well-being are low level of tolerance and the pursuit of pleasure. Personal well-being is ensured by belief about collaboration and experiencing positive health as a state of readiness for activity. Psychological well-being has a negative correlation with basic egoism (the pursuit of pleasure) and a positive one with social egoism (ability to comply one’s needs with the group interests, following social rules and norms). Subjective social well-being relates to the highest egoism (unique self-realization, realization of existing potential in an acceptable way). The orientation towards achieving personal or public goals determines the peculiarities of experiencing well-being in the eudaemonic and hedonistic dimensions.

Author Biography

Tetiana Danylchenko, Department of Psychology, Academy of the State Penitentiary Service Honcha str. 34, 14000 Chernihiv, Ukraine

Danylchenko Tetiana,

doctor of psychological sciences, professor of  the department of psychology Academy of the state penitentiary service. Scientific interests: psychology of gender, social psychology, psychology of well-being.Books: “Psychology of sex” (2008), “Subjective social well-being: psychological dimension” (2018).

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Published
2020-09-11
How to Cite
Danylchenko, T. (2020). Correlation between Level of Personal Well-being and Spirituality. Journal of Education Culture and Society, 11(2), 267-280. https://doi.org/10.15503/jecs2020.2.267.280