Happiness and its determinants (Pt. 2)


Kozyreva P. M.

Dr. Sci. (Sociol.), First Deputy Director of the Federal Center of Theoretical and Applied Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Head of the Center for Longitudinal Studies at the Institute for Social Policy of the National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia. pkozyreva@isras.ru

Nizamova A.E.

National Research University Higher School of Economics, Institute of Sociology, Russian Academy of sciences, Moscow, Russia anizamova@hse.ru

Smirnov A.I.

Dr. Sci. (Sociol.), Senior researcher at the Institute of Sociology of the Federal Center of Theoretical and Applied Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia. smir_al@bk.ru

ID of the Article: 6017


For citation:

Kozyreva P. M., Nizamova A.E., Smirnov A.I. Happiness and its determinants (Pt. 2). Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2016. No 1. P. 66-76




Abstract

The papers looks into specifics of Russians’ contemporary ideas of happiness, of eventual ways to achieve it, socio-psychological aspects of building a happy life. Main attention is paid to clarifying weight of factors influencing shaping and keeping the state of happiness. This seconintd part demonstrates Russian specifics of such happiness sources as work, leisure and intderrelations. A basic obstacle preventing people to retain feeling life happy, is, so authors, steady narrowing of communication circle and loneliness. On the other hand, a positive impact on shaping and retaining the state of happiness was found to be lower enmity, weaker intolerance in society and growing interpersonal trust.


Keywords
wellbeing; trust; communications; family; one’s social feeling; happiness; life satisfaction
Content No 1, 2016