«Life-cycle Stage» as a Determinant of Personal Subjective Wellbeing

«Life-cycle Stage» as a Determinant of Personal Subjective Wellbeing

Kuchenkova A.V.

Cand. Sci. (Sociol.), Senior lecturer, Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow, Russia a.v.kuchenkova@gmail.com

Tatarova G.G.

Dr. Sci. (Sociol.), Prof., Chief Researcher, Institute of Sociology FCTAS RAS, Moscow, Russia tatarova-gg@rambler.ru

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Kuchenkova A.V. , Tatarova G.G. «Life-cycle Stage» as a Determinant of Personal Subjective Wellbeing. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2019. No 8. P. 30-43


The article substantiates a dominant role of «life-cycle stage» for examining specificity of personal subjective wellbeing/social wellbeing. For this purpose, a procedure of secondary conceptualization of two surveys data (European Social Survey (2012) and Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey – HSE (2017)) is suggested. This procedure includes a distinction of different types of interconnections between indicators of subjective wellbeing / ill-being; construction of index «lifecycle stage»; development of a data analysis logical scheme. General subjective wellbeing is measured by «logical» index based on life satisfaction and happiness. Specific subjective wellbeing is measured by indicators and indices, which are derived from factorization of variables, representing subjective wellbeing in life domains. The index «life-cycle stage» is based on age, marital status, children and their age or place of living. Data analysis includes identification of groups, which are homogeneous in terms of the life-cycle stage; examination of interconnection between general and specific subjective well-being by parallel use of Cramer’s coefficient and logical-combinatorial method (JSM-method). Comparison of specificity of this interconnection for selected groups allows conclusions about the dominant role of life-cycle stage for personal subjective well-being.

life-cycle stage; personal subjective well-being; general subjective well-being; specific subjective well-being; interconnection of indicators; JSM-method; Cramer’s coefficient


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