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Subjective Well-Being Factors and Components of Scientists and Teaching Staff in Modern Universities

Subjective Well-Being Factors and Components of Scientists and Teaching Staff in Modern Universities

Journal of Economic Regulation, , Vol. 9 (no. 4),

The article presents the main results of the search phase of the subjective well-being study in social group – scientists and teaching staff of modern universities. According to the results of the April–May 2018 4 focus-groups «Subjective well-being factors of scientists and teaching staff analysis: professional identity components» with experts of the Southern Federal University, Rostov branch of the Russian customs Academy, Sberbank Corporate University in Rostov-on-don. The article presents subjective well-being of scientists and teaching staff factors, their social and professional motivation, as well as the factors of «retention» of highly qualified workers in higher education and the factors contributing to the «displacement» of the academic profession. The conclusion is made about the interdisciplinarity of subjective economic well-being, including awareness of the value and meaning of professional activity, self-esteem, positive emotions experience and feelings associated with the profession, and the relevance of these findings for management practices aimed at achieving and maintaining psychological stability, increasing productivity and self-realization of the teacherʼs personality. The results are interpreted in the methodological framework of interdisciplinary studies of sociology, economics of happiness, the human capital theory, positive psychology, macropsychology, behavioral economics.

Keywords: subjective well-being; subjective well-being factors and components; scientific and pedagogical workers

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