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Social Psychology and Society

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 2221-1527

ISSN (online): 2311-7052

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17759/sps

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Resilience as a characteristic of a social group of foster parents’ applicants

Makhnach A.V., Ph.D. in Psychology, Senior Researcher, Institute of Psychology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, amak@inbox.ru
Tolstykh N.N., Doctor in Psychology, Head of the Social psychology of development chair, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, nnvt@list.ru
Abstract
Based on the research of the foster parents’ applicants sample from different regions of Russia (622 people, including 223 men, the average age is 39.6 years, and 399 women, the average age is 39.7 years), socio-demographic and psychological characteristics a large social group of potential Russian foster parents were studied. The phenomena of resilience of an adult and a family, the stages of their study and approaches to operationalization are analyzed. In the empirical study were used the following tests: “Resilience of an adult” (Makhnach, 2016), Symptom Check List-90-Revised (SCL-90-R) in the adaptation of N.V. Tarabrina and co-authors, “Family Resources” test (Makhnach, Postylyakova, 2013) as well as the “Scale of social desirability” of Marlowe-Crown. The received results testify high resilience of a social group of Russian foster parents’ applicants. Foster parents who already raised kin and / or adoptive children, have first marriage, are in the age range of 40—50 years have better results. Also women demonstrate more high resilience than men.

Keywords: resilience, family resources, foster family, diagnostics of foster parents’ applicants, orphans

Column: Empirical Research

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17759/sps.2018090209

Funding

Financial support has been provided by grant from FASO, No. 0159-2017-0001

Acknowledgements

The authors are sincerely grateful to the psychologists: L.M. Levina, O.N. Suslova, N.A. Ivanova (Irkutsk), S.A. Zabiran (Murmansk), Yu.B. Melesheva (Borovichi, Novgorod Region), N.Yu. Glushkova, Т.S. Bragina, S.A. Vjuzhanina, M.I. Pavlova, O.M. Kutlubaeva, L.G. Telnova (Izhevsk).

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