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Golovei L.A., Strizhitskaya O.Yu., Kriulina A.V. Personality positive functioning in elderly people: a complex approach

Full text in Russian: Головей Л.А., Стрижицкая О.Ю., Криулина А.В. Позитивное функционирование личности в пожилом возрасте: комплексный подход
Saint Petersburg State University, Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Conscious and unconscious components of positive functioning in elderly people are considered with regard to personality traits and characteristics of future time perception. 126 women (aged 51–81) took part in the study, the following methods were used: method of color metaphors, health rating scales, future perspective assessment techniques, the Big Five Personality Questionnaire. The obtained results show that the role of different components of positive functioning in elderly people is ambiguous and that health and satisfaction with profession seem to be the most significant spheres. At the same time, positive functioning characteristics impact not only parameters of general life perception but also conscious and unconscious characteristics of the future.

Keywords: positive functioning, aging, health, personality, family relations, satisfaction with profession, future perspective

 

Funding
The study was supported by the Russian Foundation for Humanities, project 14-26-18006 “Positive development in adulthood: psychological and social peculiarities in Finland and Russia”.


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Received 28 June 2014. Date of publication: 27 August 2014.

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Golovei Larisa A. Ph.D., Professor, Head of the Developmental and Differential Psychology Department, Faculty of Psychology, Saint Petersburg State University, nab. Makarove, 6, 199034 Saint Petersburg, Russia.
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Strizhitskaya Olga Yu. Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, Developmental and Differential Psychology Department, Faculty of Psychology, Saint Petersburg State University, nab. Makarove, 6, 199034 Saint Petersburg, Russia.
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Kriulina Anastasiya V. Ph.D., Developmental and Differential Psychology Department, Faculty of Psychology, Saint Petersburg State University, nab. Makarov, 6, 199034 Saint Petersburg, Russia.
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Golovei L.A., Strizhitskaya O.Yu., Kriulina A.V. Personality positive functioning in aging: complex approach. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2014, Vol. 7, No. 36, p. 9. http://psystudy.ru (in Russian, abstr. in English).

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