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Журнал » Journal_eng » Journal 30 : L. N. Zakharova, Z. H.-M. Saralieva, I. S. Leonova, A. S. Zaladina, FATIGUE AS AN INDICATOR OF SOCIO-PSYCHOLOGICAL AGE OF PERSONNEL
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The scientific research was carried out with the financial support of RFBR as part of a research project № 19-013-00910


L. N. Zakharova,

Z. H.-M. Saralieva,

I. S. Leonova,

A. S. Zaladina,

National research Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod, Nizhny Novgorod,






The results of the study of fatigue as a central phenomenon of the subjective well-being of enterprises staff of different-age and as an indicator of socio-psychological age are presented. The relevance of the study is due to contradictions in the perception in society of pension reform and problems of preserving the workplace by older employees as a result of the exposure of a significant proportion of employers to age bias stereotypes. The study is based on the methodological ideas of relativity of chronological age and the impact of organizational culture on the socio-psychological age of employees. The respondents were employees of technologically backward and innovative enterprises — young up to 35 years old, average from 36 to 50 years old for women and 55 years old for men, and older.

The methods used to diagnose the organizational culture of K. Cameron and R. Quinn, as well as the author’s questionnaire, aimed at identifying fatigue from work, organizational conditions and domestic work, age self- esteem, well-being in the team and managerial assessment of the age of employees are used.

For the calculations, the non-parametric criteria of Mann-Whitney and Wilcoxon were applied. It is shown that irrespectively of age group and gender, enterprise personnel with an organizational market-hierarchical culture with a pronounced innovation component have a younger social and psychological age, characterized by less fatigue from organizational conditions up to two times in a young group and up to 1.6 times in an older group age, younger age self-esteem according to self-assessments and estimates of managers than the personnel of an enterprise with a hierarchical-clan model of organizational culture.

Up to 70 % of the backward enterprise staff feels older, reaching an excess of chronological age of up to 12 years in self-assessments, both in the group of young and senior staff. Up to 70 % of the personnel of an innovative enterprise feel younger, reaching in self-evaluations a reduction of chronological age by 8 years in the group of young respondents, up to 16 years in the older group. Recommendations for improving the management of subjective well-being of staff are offered.


Keywords: personnel; chronological age; socio-psychological age; organizational culture; fatigue; subjective well-being; age self-esteem; control.

For citation: Zakharova L. N., Saralieva Z. H.-M., Leonova I. S., Zaladina A. S. Fatigue as an indicator of socio-psychological age of personnel // Systems Psychology and Sociology. 2019. № 2 (30). P. 36–52. DOI: 10.25688/2223-6872.2019.30.2.04


Zakharova Ludmila Nikolaevna, Doctor of Psychological Sciences, Professor, Head of the Department of Psychology of Mana gement at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the National Research Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.

Е-mail: zlnnnov@mail.ru

Saralieva Zaretkhan Haji­Murzaeva, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor, Head of the Department of Ge neral Sociology and Social Work at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the National Research Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.

Е-mail: zara@fsn.unn.ru

Leonova Irina Sergeevna, PhD in Sociology, Doctoral student at the Department of General and Social Psycho logy at the National Research Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.

E-mail: Irina.leonova@unn.ru

Zaladina Anna Sergeevna, Assistant at the Department of Psychology of Management, Post-graduate student at the Department of Psychology of Management of the National Research Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.

E-mail: zaladina.a.s@mail.ru





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