Social Attitudes Towards the Future in Graduates of Orphan Organizations

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Abstract

Despite the efforts of the state and non-profit organizations (hereinafter — NPOs), the problems of orphans’ adaptation and integration into the society persist. Studies of speech behavioral models in graduates of child care institutions of some non-profit organizations reveal the antinomic nature of their programs and goals. These contradictions revolve around the process of formation of dependent social attitudes in orphaned children. The task of our research is to assess the role that NPOs play in the formation of certain social attitudes of graduates of child care (boarding) institutions (ex-orphanages).Using the verbal and communicative method of interviewing and through the analysis of the outreach programs provided by NPOs we show that the existing programs of post-orphanage adaptation, regardless of their universal yet relevant character and the diversity of the employed tools, cannot address the whole variety of emerging problems and challenges.

General Information

Keywords: orphans and children without parental care, NPOs, perception of NPO measures, children-experts

Journal rubric: Developmental Psychology

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/pse.2021260616

Funding. The reported study was funded by the state assignment of the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation “Scientific and methodological development of a system of tools for assessing the readiness of graduates of organizations for orphans and children without parental care, graduates of foster care to live independently and the success of social adaptation after graduation from organizations and completion of stay in foster families”, no.073-00041-21-03 dated 11.06.2021.

Acknowledgements. The authors are grateful to all graduates of orphan organizations who took part in our study and shared their thoughts with us.

Received: 22.11.2021

Accepted:

For citation: Telitsyna A.Yu., Milakova A.Y. Social Attitudes Towards the Future in Graduates of Orphan Organizations. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie = Psychological Science and Education, 2021. Vol. 26, no. 6, pp. 200–210. DOI: 10.17759/pse.2021260616. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Aleksandra Y. Telitsyna, PhD in Biology, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Studies of Civil Society and Nonprofit Sector, Associate Professor, School of Politics and Governance, Faculty of Social Sciences, HSE University, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0186-3989, e-mail: atelitsyna@hse.ru

Anastasia Y. Milakova, Research Intern, Centre for Studies of Civil Society and the Nonprofit Sector, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7079-2125, e-mail: a.milakova@hotmail.ru

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