ISSN 2520-6265 (print)

ISSN 2520-6273 (online)


T. V. Danylchenko, Dr. of Science (in Psychology), Associate Professor (docent), Department of Psychology,
Academy of State Penitentiary Service
ORCID: 0000-0001-8809-0132


Article Information
Issue: 2(14) 2020, pages: 64-84
Language: Ukrainian
Received: 08.10.2020
1 st Revision: 10.10.2020
Accepted: 14.10.2020


In Ukrainian military psychology, the emphasis is on mitigating the effects of post-traumatic stress on servicemen. Little attention is paid to the prevention and study of the positive functioning of combatants. In the study of personal well-being of servicemen, its psychological aspect is presented, social and emotional well-being was less studied. Personal well-being is seen as an integral personal formation that provides a person with the conditions for positive actions and experiencing a successful relationship. The results of an empirical study of the personal wellbeing of ATO participants are presented (N = 107). It is shown that all components of personal well-being: emotional, social and psychological well-being have a higher level in servicemen who were in the antiterrorist operation zone, compared to non-military men. Satisfaction with life of anti-terrorist operation participants is more related to their own assessment of achievements, personal characteristics and actions, while non-combatants’ satisfaction with life depends more on assessments of the social environment. Achieving individual goals is more important for non-military. The goals of servicemen are more socially oriented, they feel the social value of their activities, and therefore see more meaning in their lives. The criterion for assessing the personal success of the participants of the anti-terrorist operation is only their own feelings; they tend to pay less attention to social approval. The obtained data are relevant for the Chernihiv region.
Key words:
personal well-being, subjective well-being, subjective social well-being, psychological well-being, combatants.

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