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2015. Vol. 7, No. 3. pp. 71–82.
doi:10.17759/psyedu.2015070308
ISSN: 2074-5885 (online)

Structural Сharacteristics of Mental States in Women Experiencing Difficulties Coping with Midlife Crisis

Skripacheva E. Ph.D. in Psychology, director, psychological counseling center "Dialog", Russia
Bokhan T. Doctor in Psychology, Head of the dean, Department of Psychotherapy and Psychological Counseling, Department of Psychology, Tomsk State University, Russia, btg960@sibmail.com
Shabalovskaya M.V. Ph.D. in Psychology, Assistant, Chair of General and Differential Psychology, Faculty of Behavioural Medicine and Management, Siberian State Medical University, Russian Ministry of Health, Russia, m_sha79@mail.ru
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The development of a midlife crisis in women is accompanied by forming mental states that affect the quality of life and determine the possibilities of transformation of midlife crisis into a new stage of self-development. Study sample were 168 women, aged 30 to 44 years. We used projective techniques, questionnaires, content analysis as study methods. The deviation indicator from autogenous norm of M. Lusher test in women with the crisis symptoms has a rather strong positive correlation with the «negative conditions» index (r=0,4; p<0,001). We have identified the parameters of mental states (antipathy, anxiety, tension, asintonia, fatigue) that may contribute to the formation of negative mental states in general, hampering personal and social changes in the midlife crisis. The article defines the dominant motivations meaningful for development and transformation of midlife crisis in women. The results complement the scientific understanding of mental states and age characteristics from a gender perspective.

Keywords: mental states, midlife crisis, women, motivation, stress, tension

Rubric: Clinical Psychology

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17759/psyedu.2015070308

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