Emotional and Personal Status of Adolescents in Schools with a Psychologically Dangerous and Safe Educational Environment

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Abstract

The article presents results of the study on psychological characteristics of the educational environment of a high school. This issue is addressed in line with the concept of psychological safety of the educational environment. It is emphasized that mental development takes place in the process of acquisition of social experience and that the adolescent personality formation depends on the characteristics of relationships that emerge between him or her and the people around. The results of empirical research on level and nature of adolescents’ anxiety associated with school, the emotional attitude to learning and the development of self-attitude of adolescents enrolled in schools with psychologically dangerous and safe educational environments are presented. The study compared two samples of adolescents from 10 to 15 years old. Results indicate that the psychological characteristics of the school’s educational environment have an impact on emotional and personal state of adolescents.

General Information

Keywords: educational psychology, school’s educational environment, adolescence, characteristics of emotional and personal state of students

Journal rubric: Developmental Psychology

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Leonova O.I. Emotional and Personal Status of Adolescents in Schools with a Psychologically Dangerous and Safe Educational Environment . Kul'turno-istoricheskaya psikhologiya = Cultural-Historical Psychology, 2010. Vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 76–82. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

Information About the Authors

Olesya I. Leonova, PhD in Psychology, Head of the Scientific and Methodological Center for Support of Teaching Workers, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Executive Director of FPE of Russia, Member of the Presidium of FPE of Russia, Coordinator of the Presidium of FEMA HE "Education and Pedagogical Sciences", Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1440-5207, e-mail: olesya_leonova@mail.ru

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