PECULIARITIES OF PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING OF LITTLE TOWN AND METROPOLIS STUDENTS: SOCIOCULTURAL ASPECT
Current social situation unpredictability causes difficulties for modern students in both meeting the requirements of society and keeping their well-being. This study aims at revealing the sociocultural aspect of psychological well-being in Russian little town and metropolis students. The method of “Psychological Well-being Scale”, adapted from the questionnaire “The scales of Psychological Wellbeing” of Ryff, the method of “Personal and Social Identity” of Urbanovich and the Mehrabian Achieving Tendency Scale in modification of Magomed-Eminov were used in this study. The received data indicated that average and low levels of psychological well-being were more characteristic for little town students in case of correlation between their motivation to avoid failure and negative sociocultural identity. These findings seem to be largely resulting from depriving regional conditions and may be considered as an indicator of this deprivation.
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