Voronin Sergey, диакон

Religiosity as a factor of subjective well-being of young people

Voronin Sergey (2020) "Religiosity as a factor of subjective well-being of young people ", Vestnik Pravoslavnogo Sviato-Tikhonovskogo gumanitarnogo universiteta. Seriia IV : Pedagogika. Psihologiia, 2020, vol. 56, pp. 127-139 (in Russian).

DOI of the paper: 10.15382/sturIV202056.127-139


In modern conditions of material-oriented society, questions of existential nature often arise in human consciousness. Even being able to satisfy natural and cultivated needs, a person often experiences a persistent unfavourable state, which determines the emotional colour of his or her perception of life; this is a state that makes one unhappy. Opposing states of favourable character are described in psychological science in such terms as life satisfaction, psychological and subjective well-being, and, finally, happiness. The aim of this article is to study religiosity as a factor of subjective well-being of young people, a factor that has independent value in our attempt to learn a little more about the internal state of religious young people. The main objectives of the study are a theoretical analysis of the phenomena of religiosity and subjective well-being; determining the content-based component of the phenomena in question that can be empirically measured; empirical study of the infl uence of religiosity on the subjective well-being of young people; establishing and interpreting statistically significant relationships; outlining main results of the study. As a model of subjective well-being used in the study, M.V. Sokolova’s model is used. It includes both a scale of general subjective well-being and separate scales. This principle of construction characterises R. Yavorsky’s model of religiosity as well. The results of the study are presented in form of empirical links with diff erent levels of statistic signifi cance and their analysis in relation to the sample of young men and women separately. The fi nal part of the article makes a general conclusion as to the character, power and direction of the possible influence of religiosity on the subjective well-being of young men and women.


religiosity, subjective well-being, happiness, mental health, morals, religious practices, faith, religious self, healthy self-esteem, mood


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Voronin Sergey, диакон

Academic Degree: Candidate of Sciences* in Education;
Place of work: Sochi State University; 94, Plastunskaya Str., Sochi, 354000, Russian Federation;
Post: Associate Professor, Department of Psychology and Defectology;
ORCID: 0000-0002-3530-1001;
Email: voronin.sochi@mail.ru.

*According to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) 2011, the degree of Candidate of Sciences (Cand.Sc.) belongs to ISCED level 8 — "doctoral or equivalent", together with PhD, DPhil, D.Lit, D.Sc, LL.D, Doctorate or similar.