Author (s): Shcherbata V. G., Borets Yu. V.

Work place:

Shcherbata V. G.,

PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor,

Associate Professor of the Department of Psychology;

Academy of the State Penitentiary Service, Chernihiv, Ukraineб

ORCID: 0000-0002-1541-7605


Borets Yu. V.,

PhD in Phylology,

Associate Professor of the Department of Psychology;

Academy of the State Penitentiary Service, Chernihiv, Ukraine;

ORCID: 0000-0002-7501-8606

Language: Ukrainian

Scientific Herald of Sivershchyna. Series: Education. Social and Behavioural Sciences 2021. № 1 (6): 179–191


The purpose of the article. Theoretical analysis of the causes and manifestations of jealousy.

Methodology. The basis of the study is a theoretical analysis, synthesis, generalization, systematization of available scientific literature on the subject.

Results. Theoretical analysis of scientific works clarified psychological features and factors of jealousy in marital partners. Scientists identify the leading factors of jealousy of marriage partners personal characteristics, in particular: inadequate self-esteem, self-doubt, inferiority complex, as well as mental and neurotic personality disorders, abuse of alcohol, drugs, various psychoactive substances; jealousy of the traitor, which arise for self-defense; provocative games and flirting partner; negative previous experience of close relationships, in particular experiences of infidelity and marital infidelity in the relationship. Among the causes of jealousy are demographic, socio-psychological and individual-psychological one. Demographic factors are identified by age and gender. The presence of siblings, the order of birth in the family, the model of the parental family, etc. belong to the group of socio-psychological reasons. The group of individual psychological factors that influence the emergence and manifestation of jealousy is represented by the emotional sphere of personality (sentimentality, passion, affectivity, stress) and its psychological guidelines, inertia of mental processes, human self-esteem, value orientations.

Practical implications. The need to study jealousy, is the importance of knowing the nature and causes of their appearance in the process of psychological counseling of spouses who are on the verge of divorce due to jealousy. Theoretical materials can be used in the training process of the courses “Psychology of personality”, “Age Psychology”, “Differential Psychology”, “Family Psychology”, “Fundamentals psychological correction”. Theoretical generalizations and conclusions can be used in the implementation of psychological advising marriage partners on problems arising from jealousy marital relations.

Originality/value. Theoretical substantiation of the problem of the causes and manifestations of jealousy allows us to conclude that jealousy is characterized as a complex psychological phenomenon related to the sphere of feelings and, depending on their features, is accompanied by different emotions.

Key words: emotions, feelings, jealousy, causes of jealousy, demographic causes of jealousy, socio-psychological causes of jealousy, individual-psychological causes.


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