Social Comparison as a Factor of Subjective Well-Being
Cand. Sci. (Psychol.), Leading researcher, Institute of Psychology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia SavchenkoTN@ipran.ru
Dr. Sci. (Psychol.), Head of the laboratory, Institute of Psychology of RAS, Moscow, Russia SamoylenkoES@ipran.ru
This research was carried out in accordance with the State Task No. 0138-2022-0007.
Savchenko T.N., Samoylenko E.S. Social Comparison as a Factor of Subjective Well-Being. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2022. No 11. P. 74-85
The ideas of subjective well-being in sociology and psychology are discussed, and its comparison with such close concepts as subjective quality of life and psychological well-being is carried out. It is shown that of particular interest is the study of this relationship in the context of social comparison in social networks, which provide their users with a variety of opportunities to exchange information about each other. At the same time, the analysis of studies of the influence of “upward” and “downward” online comparison on the level of subjective and psychological well-being, as well as intermediate variables mediating this influence, is of particular importance.
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