Subjective indicators and psychological predictors of quality of life

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Subjective indicators and psychological predictors of Quality of life

The aim of the project is development, operationalization and empirical approbation of an interdisciplinary model of life quality structure based on theoretical synthesis as well as comparative analysis (both theoretical and empirical ones) of psychological measures of the quality of life and well-being as complex dependent variables characterizing integral life evaluation, and the identification of its personality predictors.

The tasks of integration and the development of such model are relevant to the tasks strived by the International Society for Quality of Life Studies (ISQOLS) and, to a lesser extent, the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA) .

An approach for understanding the quality of life term and its diagnostics will be offered for the first time. This approach integrates achievements in socioeconomic and clinical psychology-based approaches. An empirical comparison of various components and strategies for the quality of life assessment also will be made (in particular, methods for standardized assessment of the importance of different life domains, individualized methods, methods based on regression analysis, etc.). Mediating and moderating functions of various aspects of the attitude to life and components of the personality potential will be revealed in relation to the connection between objective living conditions and subjective quality of life.

New diagnostic methods and methodological approaches will be developed and adapted.

Expected project results:

2018

  • Review of modern approaches to subjective-psychological indicators of quality of life, systematization of diagnostic targets and methodological tools, construction of the integrative model of individual personality variables mediating the quality of life.
  • Printed publications (1 article in Web of Science / Scopus, 2 articles in Russian Science Citation Index).

2019

  • Generalization and systematization of diagnostic methods, beginning of empirical research.
  • Publications concerned methodical tools and partly about empirical research (1 article in Web of Science / Scopus, 4 articles in Russian Science Citation Index).

2020

  • Data processing and analysis on empirical research and preparation of publications, a summary of results obtained on the project (3 articles in Web of Science / Scopus, 4 articles in Russian Science Citation Index).
 
 

Organization of social spaces as a condition for high-quality human life in digital era: an interdisciplinary approach

The project takes into account the subject of Strategic Academic Unit “TSSW: Siberian Institute of the Future” and aims to develop research in TSU priority scientific fields in humanities and social sciences, as well as interdisciplinary research.

The main purpose of this project is to obtain systematic interdisciplinary scientific knowledge and ideas about the principles of design, organization, functioning and promotion of social spaces as an important condition for the high quality of human life of the digital era (in the context of the hybrid ontology of the digital society and its highest mobility).

Expected project results:

  1. To expose the specifics of the ontology of a digital network information and communication society as the source of all main problems and risks of this society and the “framework” for the development of all theoretical concepts and practical recommendations on the organization of social spaces as a condition of high quality of human life of the digital era.
  2. To define the “quality of life in the digital age” concept and the main parameters (structure) of the sociocultural phenomenon designated by it.
  3. To create generalized cultural-anthropological, socio-psychological and socio-communicative profiles of a digital era person as a carrier of the need for stable social relations and the subject of specially organized high-tech and multifunctional social spaces; as well as various types of cultural-anthropological, socio-psychological and socio-communicative profiles of representatives of the most mobile population groups (including digital nomads) as subjects of such social spaces.
  4. To develop a foresight model of social space as a condition of high quality of human life in the beginning of digital era, taking into account possible scenarios for the development of the future (R. Kurzweil, D. Peskov, etc.).
  5. To make two publications in scientific journals, including Scopus / WoS, and three presentations of reports at international scientific events (conferences, symposia, etc.).
  6. To hold two international public events based on TSU (seminars, conferences, etc.).
 
 

Quality of life as a criterion of rehabilitation of patients with neurological symptoms

The purpose of this project is to determine the quality of life as a criterion for the rehabilitation of patients with neurological symptoms.

The results of the completed project will ensure the
consideration of different points of view and a comprehensive understanding of the importance of quality of life in the rehabilitation activities formation and also the burden of neurological pathology by all stakeholders (the academic community, psychological diagnostic and medical institutions, and users of health services).

Expected project results:

  1. Determination of the methodological position taking into account the current trends in medical and psychological scientific knowledge, which allows to analyze the existing clinical and psychological ideas about the connection between the patients quality of life and neurological symptoms and their psychological safety.
  2. Identifying the features of the quality of life of patients having neurological symptoms; creating a model.
  3. Making two publications in scientific journals, including Scopus / WoS, and one original report for an international conference.

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Social and philosophical analysis of well-being images based on social networks

The aim of the project is to study images (metaphors) of well-being through which people manifest their ideas about «good life».

Expected project results:

  1. Paradigm analysis of theories of well-being and life quality, highlighting the main images (metaphors) of well-being.
  2. Conceptualization of a constructivist approach to studying an individual well-being.
  3. Development of an analytical model of the well-being image in social networks (digital quality of life).
  1. Empirical examination of practices of constructing images of well-being by social network users.

The novelty of the project is developing a new approach to the study of well-being and life quality based on amateur practices of constructing an individual background knowledge. Also an essential element of the novelty is the usage of big data and social network analysis. These methods have not been previously applied for studying problems of well-being and quality of life.

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Resilience and subjective wellbeing of the youth living in urban, rural and nomadic Siberian communities

The purpose of the Project is theoretical understanding and empirical investigation of triple interrelation between resilience, subjective well-being and environmental variables of the youth of Siberian urban, rural and nomadic communities.

The novelty of expected results is determined by the fact that the project combines methodological possibilities of the areas actively supported by the modern international community: cross-cultural anthropology, positive psychology and personality self-determination research.

The results of the study will be used in implementation of federal and regional programs related to the health protection of Siberian indigenous people, to prevent suicides among them, to control the consumption of alcohol, and to increase the educational level and activity of indigenous youth. It will contribute to preservation of ethnic and cultural diversity and identity of our country.

Expected project results:

  1. Elaboration of indicators of environmental and individual resiliency components of target communities’ young representatives that influence their subjective well-being indexes. These indicators will be elaborated according to comparative analysis made for indexes of subjective well-being and personal characteristics as well as to their liaison with the subjective well-being achieved by respondents.
  1. Composition of categorical framework which allows to systemize and evaluate individual and cultural environment factors ensuring resiliency and subjective well-being for the youth from 13 to 26.
  2. Representation of the results for the scientific community in the form of an oral report at six international conferences and by five scientific publications in Scopus/WoS periodicals.

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