The Image of Well-Being in Narratives of Far-Easterners: Results of a Research Project

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14515/monitoring.2020.1.03

Keywords:

well-being, social well-being, values, life satisfaction, happiness, subjective assessment

Abstract

Based on a series of interviews with Primorsky Krai residents this paper analyzes subjective perceptions of well-being. By means of generalization drawn from qualitative data and content analysis the author attempts to describe respondents’ views of well-being. The participants were offered to define how they perceive well-being and its practical implications, to ponder over its sources and to describe the reverse of ill-being. The findings suggest that subjectively respondent views of well-being largely correlate with the terminal values; discursive associations and evaluative judgments are value-based. A major role in attaining well-being is assigned to individual’s activity and motivation to achieve crucial life goals. 

Author Biographies

Elena Yu. Kostina, Far Eastern Federal University

  •  Far Eastern Federal University, Vladivostok, Russia
    • Cand. Sci. (Sociol.), Assistant Professor at the Department of Social Scienes, School of Arts and Humanities

Nadezhda A. Orlova, Far Eastern Federal University

  • Far Eastern Federal University, Vladivostok, Russia
    • Cand. Sci. (Sociol.), Assistant Professor at the Department of Social Sciences, School of Arts and Humanities

Anna O. Panfilova, Far Eastern Federal University

  • Far Eastern Federal University, Vladivostok, Russia

    • Cand. Sci. (Sociol.), Assistant Professor at the Department of Social Scienes, School of Arts and Humanities 

Published

2020-02-16