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Gender specifics of experiencing a midlife crisis by University staff

V.P. Musina
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UDC 316.6:305


V.P. Musina is Ph.D. (Psychology), Ass. Prof. at St. Petersburg State Institute of Psychology and Social Work e-mail:


Researched are gender characteristics of experiencing a midlife crisis among university teachers. Empirically reveals the gender specifics of the parameters of the experience of the crisis: the severity of the crisis and crisis events, as well as in the perception of the time perspective and perception of subjective age. Research methods are testing and statistical analysis. Based on the data obtained, recommendations are offered on psychological assistance to young university teachers who are experiencing a midlife crisis.

Key words: young university professors, midlife crisis, gender characteristics, experiencing crisis events, perception of the time perspective, perception of subjective age.



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