Translated title of the contribution: Psychological safety of the elderly

Ольга Юрьевна Зотова, Людмила Валентиновна Тарасова, Лариса Владимировна Карапетян

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The article analyzes relevant research on specific functioning of the elderly. The necessity to study psychological security of older people from the perspective of environmental psychology is substantiated. The empirical study was aimed at examining specific features of the elderly determined by their living environment. A theoretical model of psychological security which is based on trust and personality subjective wellbeing served as a methodological foundation of the study. The sample involved two groups of comparison: elder persons - city residents (94 people) and villagers (64 people). The data were collected with the help of: «Life Satisfaction Scale» (E. Diener, R. A. Emmons and others) adapted by D. A. Leontiev and E. N. Osin; «Subjective Wellbeing Scale» (A. Perrudet-Badoux, G. Mendelsohn, J. Chiche) adapted by M. V. Sokolova; a reflexive questionnaire «Self-trust Level» by T. P. Skripkina; O. Yu. Zotova’ questionnaire «Need for Security Satisfaction Assessment»; a questionnaire developed to reveal characteristics of trust and psychological security. The data were processed via: the multiple regression analysis ANOVA, the non-parametric Mann - Whitney U-Test. The study revealed that older persons residing permanently in rural areas exhibit greater life satisfaction, feel more confident in the sphere of interpersonal relationships and trust social, economic and political institutions to a greater extent. Older people residing permanently in rural areas also express higher intensity of psychological security. They also feel greater stability of their life, protection from various emergencies, and safety of their place of residence. It was also found out that psychological security of the elderly is shaped by different factors depending on their area of residence.
Translated title of the contributionPsychological safety of the elderly
Original languageRussian
Pages (from-to)88-98
Number of pages11
JournalЯрославский педагогический вестник
Issue number5 (110)
Publication statusPublished - 2019


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