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subjective social well bein social approval positive relations social visibility positive social judgments

Gender Differences of Experiencing of Subjective Social Well-Being

Tatyana Viktorivna Danilchenko

The article deals with the gender differences in experiencing subjective social well-being. Subjective social well-being (SSWB) is defined as an integ.

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The article deals with the gender differences in experiencing subjective social well-being. Subjective social well-being (SSWB) is defined as an integral social and psychological phenomenon, which reflects awareness and evaluation of social functioning based on the correlation between the level of demand and degree of satisfaction of individual’s social needs, as a result of which he/she defines his/her social being as optimal and experiences the feeling of satisfaction. It has been demonstrated that while divorce decreases the SSWB of men, it equally increases and decreases the SSWB of women. The leading agents of social relation for women are friends, parents and a partner, for men-parents, neighbours and acquaintances. The presence of children decreases the SSWB of women. At the same time, for men the effect depends on the perception of parenthood. For women dominant psychological factors of experiencing SSWB are competence, autonomy, intuitiveness, desire for power, activeness, whereas for men they are courage, expression of aggression, universalism, kindness and conformism.

Keywords: Subjective social well-bein, social approval, positive relations; social visibility, positive social judgments.

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