Self-Perception Peculiarities of Adolescents at Risk of Getting into Residential Care

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Abstract

The focus of present research was to study specific characteristics of self perception of younger and older adolescents from the risk group of getting into residential care. The research was carried out on 160 adolescents at the age of 11–14 years; 80 belong to the risk group and 80 – control group – were from socially disadvantaged families. The «Indirect measurement of self-evaluation systems» method and «Unfinished sentences» method (modified by E.O. Burachevskaya) were administered to the research sample. The findings indicate self attitude specifics, age specifics of adolescents' self perception from the risk group of getting into residential care. A psychological portrait of an adolescent from a socially disadvantaged family is presented.

General Information

Journal rubric: Psychological Diagnostics

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Somova J.V. Self-Perception Peculiarities of Adolescents at Risk of Getting into Residential Care. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie = Psychological Science and Education, 2007. Vol. 12, no. 5, pp. 193–207. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Ju. V. Somova, Teacher-Psychologist of the Social Rehabilitation Center for Minors "Otradnoye", Moscow, Russia