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Shaekhov, Z.D. (2021). Psychological well-being the context of gender and sexual identity, [Natsional’nyy psikhologicheskiy zhurnal], 3 (43), 31–42. doi: 10.11621/ npj.2021.0303

Abstract

Background. In modern psychology, the concept of social and psychological assistance to vulnerable groups of people is being actively studied and developed in order to increase their psychological well-being. One of the topical research issues is the study of psychological well-being in men and women, as well as people of diff erent sexual orientations. Th is article examines the psychological well-being of people with homo-, bi- and heterosexual orientations.

The aim of the article is to study the diff erences in psychological well-being between men and women, as well as between people identifying themselves as homosexual, bisexual, and heterosexual.

Description of research progress and respondents. To study the psychological sex, we used the techique “Psychological well-being” by K. Riff in the adaptation of T.D. Shevelenkova and P.P. Fesenko. Th e study involved men and women of diff erent sexual orientations, identifi ed on the basis of the respondents’ self-report.

Research results. Statistical results indicate that the scale “Positive relationships with others” is higher in women than in men (p = 0.027), and this scale is higher in heterosexuals than in bisexuals (p = 0.031). Th e “Balance of aff ect” scale is lower among homosexuals than among bisexuals (p = 0.047).

Conclusion. Th e obtained results confi rm that the women who took part in our study are more successful in building up interpersonal relationships with the social world, since they are positively disposed towards society and show care. At the same time, people with heterosexual and homosexual identities are more prosperous than respondents with bisexual identities. Th e results obtained can be used in the practice of psychologists conducting psychological counseling and psychotherapy with the LGBT community.

Received: 02/19/2021
Accepted: 07/19/2021
Pages: 31-42
DOI: 10.11621/npj.2021.0303

Sections: Social Psychology;

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Keywords: psychological well-being; sexual identity; gender categorization; sexual identity categorization

Available Online 30.11.2021

For citing this article:

Shaekhov, Z.D. (2021). Psychological well-being the context of gender and sexual identity, [Natsional’nyy psikhologicheskiy zhurnal], 3 (43), 31–42. doi: 10.11621/ npj.2021.0303