Social Comparison as a Factor of Subjective Well-Being

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Occupation: Leading Researcher
Affiliation: Institute of Psychology, Russian Academy of Sciences
Address: Russian Federation, Moscow
Occupation: Chief researcher, Head of the laboratory of cognitive processes and mathematical psychology
Affiliation: Institute of Psychology, Russian Academy of Sciences
Address: Russian Federation, Moscow
Journal nameSotsiologicheskie issledovaniya
EditionIssue 11

The ideas of subjective well-being in sociology and psychology are discussed, and its comparison with such close concepts as subjective quality of life and psychological well-being is carried out. It is shown that of particular interest is the study of this relationship in the context of social comparison in social networks, which provide their users with a variety of opportunities to exchange information about each other. At the same time, the analysis of studies of the influence of “upward” and “downward” online comparison on the level of subjective and psychological well-being, as well as intermediate variables mediating this influence, is of particular importance. 

Keywordssubjective well-being, psychological well-being, subjective quality of life, social comparison
Publication date20.12.2022
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