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University Staff Well-Being and Various Psychological Aspects of their Professional Activity

University Staff Well-Being and Various Psychological Aspects of their Professional Activity

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Recieved: 08/12/2022

Accepted: 01/26/2024

Published: 03/12/2024

Keywords: psychological well-being; subjective well-being; professional motivation; professional burnout; education

p.: 114-129

DOI: 10.11621/npj.2024.0108

Available online: 12.03.2024

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Denisova, E.G. , Bovdui, D.A. , Gosteva, A.O. . University Staff Well-Being and Various Psychological Aspects of their Professional Activity. // National Psychological Journal 2024. 1. p.114-129. doi: 10.11621/npj.2024.0108

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Issue 1, 2024

Denisova, E.G. Don State Technical University

Bovdui, D.A. Don State Technical University

Gosteva, A.O. Don State Technical University


Background. Modern rhythm of life determines the need to accelerate the overall personal productivity and forces us to face systematic strain and stress. In this regard, individual resources and subjective well-being are of particular importance as factors that can prevent burnout and social maladjustment. The problem of psychological health in educational staff is especially significant, since they affect the academic process and the well-being of students.

Objective. The research aims to study psychological well-being of university staff in connection with their professional motivation, the levels of job satisfaction, and professional burnout.

Study Participants. The empirical study involved 140 people aged 20 to 80, university staff, of both sexes and with different social status.

Methods.The study was carried out using the Method for diagnosing the subjective well-being of a person (R.M. Shamionov, T.V. Beskova), Motivation Sources Inventory (version of E.V. Sidorenko), Professional maladaptation questionnaire (O.N. Rodina), Job Satisfaction Survey (P. Spektor), Maslach Burnout Inventory (version by N.E. Vodopyanova). Statistical methods included Shapiro — Wilk test, Spearman’s rank-order correlation. Statistical analysis was carried out using the JASP 0.16 software.

Results. It has been established that an increase in the levels of professional burnout components correlates with a decrease in the levels of psychological well-being, professional motivation and job satisfaction (р < 0.05). It is also shown that the correlations between professional burnout with the components of professional motivation are different in groups with different work experience in education.

Conclusions. The results obtained made it possible to identify the most significant factors in professional motivation and job satisfaction that affect psychological well-being and the development of professional burnout among educators.


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Denisova, E.G. , Bovdui, D.A. , Gosteva, A.O. . University Staff Well-Being and Various Psychological Aspects of their Professional Activity. // National Psychological Journal 2024. 1. p.114-129. doi: 10.11621/npj.2024.0108

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