Relations Between Anomia and Subjective Well Being in Population in Latvia and Lithuania

Kristine Martinsone (Coresponding Author), Jelena Levina, Gediminas Navaitis, Dace Caica

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Abstract

The purpose of this research was to investigate relations between anomia and subjective well-being in Latvian and Lithuanian population. The Latvian sample consisted of 1005 inhabitants of Latvia aged from 18 to 74 (M = 44.77, SD = 14.58), 47.8% males and 52.2% females. The Lithuanian sample consisted of 1005 inhabitants of Lithuania aged from 18 to 91 (M= 52.15, SD = 17.75), 42.2% males and 52.8% females. Four questions from Omnibus survey were used - three questions measured dimensions of anomia (normiessness, social isolation, and meaninglessness), and one question measured subjective well-being. It was found that both in Latvian and Lithuanian samples normlessness, social isolation, and meaninglessness are negatively related to subjective well-being, and all three dimensions of anomia are significant predictors for subjective well-being explaining 9% of variance in total. Psychological help in decreasing of anomia can be important for improvement of subjective well-being.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICLEL 2017 Proceedings
Subtitle of host publication3rd International Conference on Lifelong Education and Leadership for All
EditorsP.A.D. Pereira, O. Titrek, G. SezenGultekin
Place of PublicationPorto
Pages653-660
ISBN (Electronic)978-605-66495-2-3
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event3rd International Conference on Lifelong Education and Leadership for All - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 12 Sep 201714 Sep 2017
Conference number: 3

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Lifelong Education and Leadership for All
Abbreviated titleICLEL
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityPorto
Period12/09/1714/09/17

Keywords

  • Anomia
  • Normlessness
  • Social isolation
  • Meaninglessness
  • Subjective well-being

Field of Science

  • 5.1 Psychology

Publication Type

  • 3.1. Articles or chapters in proceedings/scientific books indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database

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