Abstract. The issue of the ways to preserve and strengthen an individual’s mental health and the effective means of promoting his/her psychological well-being and life satisfaction is a new and promising area of research in modern psychology. The article presents an empirical analysis of personal resources; their development is the basis of an individual’s psychological well-being and effective functioning, when he/she can realize his/her potential, overcome life’s difficulties effectively and work productively. In this context, the correlations of the components of psychological well-being with self-determination abilities, coping strategies and actual abilities were analysed. The inner orientation, which had the greatest impact on the prognostic model of psychological well-being, correlated with awareness of the meaning of one’s own life, understanding of life goals, and the belief in the ability to achieve them. The primary actual capabilities, which determined emotional experiences in relation to oneself and in interpersonal relationships, correlated with almost all examined indicators. The linear regression analysis that was conducted showed that the primary actual capabilities, namely, hope, love, trust, and time are of special importance in an individual’s achieving one’s positive life priorities.
Keywords: psychological well-being, internal resources, inner orientation, actual capabilities, positive psychotherapy