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Internal Grant Competition DGC

Psychosocial characteristics of people in established adulthood
Project IdSGS12/FF/2022
Main solverPhDr. Katarína Millová, Ph.D.
Period1/2022 - 12/2022
ProviderSpecifický VŠ výzkum
AnotationThe research project is focused on the psychosocial characteristics of established adulthood, which is based on the latest research on adult development. The main goal of the project is to describe the characteristics of the psychosocial functioning of people in established adulthood. Another goal is to identify life goals and how to achieve them; the third goal is to describe the patterns of timing of important life events and their psychosocial context. The research project will be divided into three studies, which follow the objectives of the project: the first study will deal with work and family satisfaction, work-family conflict, and its coping. The aim of the second study will be to identify life goals that are important for people in established adulthood and the means of their achieving. The third study will examine the timing of important life events (age of starting a family, entry into marriage, etc.) and their relationship to life satisfaction and coping with stress. Established adulthood is based on the latest model of development between young and middle adulthood (circa 30-45 years), that describes changes in psychosocial functioning, mainly due to the postponement of developmental tasks in the previous period of emerging adulthood. Quantitative research will be carried out by personal data collection using self-report methods of Selection, Optimization, Compensation Questionnaire (SOC), Life History Calendar (LHC), Coping Strategies Inventory (CSI), Work and Family Conflict Scale (WAFCS), Life Satisfaction Questionnaire (DŽS) and open description of 3 current life goals. The research sample will consist of adults aged 30-45 from the general population. Established adulthood is strongly connected with the cultural specifics of economically developed countries; in Czech society, moreover, the need for its research is supported by a more significant intergenerational gap caused by macrosocial changes after 1989.