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A person’s quality of life and features of its measurement

- Чиханцова, О.А. ( (2020) A person’s quality of life and features of its measurement Insite: the psychological dimensions of society (4). pp. 11-28. ISSN 2663-970X

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The article conveys the results of a practical evaluation of the methods of psychodiagnostics (n=117) under the framework of studying a person’s quality of life by applying the author’s questionnaire. The purpose of the research is to examine the value of the assessment of quality of life for its further use and specify the level of human quality of life as a psychological category. Research methods: the author’s questionnaire, standardized tests, correlation analysis, descriptive statistics. Results. It is presented the author’s model of quality of life which is based on the idea that the actual value of quality of life is reflected in the subjective feelings of an individual, and these feelings are developed through the prism of specific objective conditions. The article identifies the psychological features and indices which clarify the parameters of manifestation of the quality of life. It is introduced the standardization of the author’s method “Person’s Quality of Life Questionnaire”, which consists of 16 statements, and presented the results of a practical evaluation of the method. The distribution of the levels of quality of life has the following points: a low level of quality of life – 16-56 points, an average level of quality of life – 57-58 points, a high level of quality of life – 86-112 points. The measurement of quality of life is grounded on a person’s assessment of his or her physical, mental, social and economic well-being. The reliability of the methods of studying the person’s quality of life is high (α = .802). The author’s method is investigative and thus, doesn’t estimate the degree of manifestation of the measured parameters, their standardizing. However, it allows defining the descriptive, qualitative, quantitative characteristics of the features under study. A positive interrelation between the indicators of the quality of life and hardiness (=.736; p≤.01), satisfaction with life (=.707; p≤.01), subjective happiness (=.659; p≤.01) and self-efficacy (=.629; p≤.05) is found out. Conclusions. It has been determined such constituents of a person’s quality of life as subjective and objective and highlighted a particular significance of the very subjective assessment of the quality of life for the mental health of an individual.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: quality of life assessment, satisfaction with life, hardiness.
Subjects: Science and knowledge. Organization. Computer science. Information. Documentation. Librarianship. Institutions. Publications > 1 Philosophy. Psychology
Divisions: Institute of Psychology after N.Kostiuk > P. Chamata department of personality psychology
Depositing User: ст.н.співр Олена Чиханцова
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2021 23:18
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2021 23:18


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