Specifics of Mutual Perception of Pupils of Lyceum and General Education Classes as a Sociopsychological Problem



The article describes a research devoted to identification of specifics of mutual perception of pupil of lyceum and general education classes. A hypothesis is made that the division of pupils into classes of different levels according to criteria of academic progress, social status of the family, etc. within one parallel (for example, lyceum and general education classes) facilitates the origination of enmity and antagonistic attitude of children from these groups towards each other. In the process of analysis of the results specific attention was paid to differences in perception and assessment by teachers of lyceum and general education classes, which, according to the authors, can be transmitted and can aggravate negative attitude of the classes towards each other. Disparities in value preferences of pupils of divided classes and significant differences in their structure are discussed. A conclusion is made that confrontation between pupils of lyceum and general education classes is the consequence of the mentioned division and differences in teachers’ attitudes towards them.

General Information

Keywords: educational psychology, adolescent age, intergroup perception, intergroup relations, differentiation of pupils, sociopsychological situation at school, group structure, value system

Journal rubric: Educational Psychology

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Kosenkova E.A., Litvinova E.Y. Specifics of Mutual Perception of Pupils of Lyceum and General Education Classes as a Sociopsychological Problem. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie = Psychological Science and Education, 2011. Vol. 16, no. 5, pp. 29–37. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Evgeniya A. Kosenkova, Graduate of the Department of Management Psychology of the Faculty of Social Psychology, Moscow City Psychological and Pedagogical University, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: gugalinskaya@mail.ru

Elena Y. Litvinova, PhD in Psychology, associate professor at the Chair of Management Psychology, Faculty of Social Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: elen-litvinova@ya.ru



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