Parents Representations of the Legal Socialization of Children



Insufficient knowledge about the impact of parental education on the development strategies of justice of children and adolescents in destabilizing the social conditions of modern society determines the relevance of the author's work. The study involved 64 subjects (39 women and 25 men) aged 24 to 48 years, with minor children, including 30 subjects with a harmonious style of parenting and 34 - with disharmonious style. We used a questionnaire "Analysis of family relationships" (E.G. Eidemiller, V.V. Yustitskis), a technique of studying legal awareness of J. Tapp and F. Levine, as well as specially designed questionnaires, aimed at studying the cognitive (knowledge of parents about legal socialization) and behavioral (conversations on topics of law, reinforcement and punishment of right and wrong actions, monitoring of performance, personal example) components of legal socialization. We obtained new empirical evidence on the relation between the features of legal socialization of children and parent-child relationship, clarified the role of the individual types of parental attitudes in the formation of the legal socialization of children, revealed the factors of parental attitudes that hinder and facilitate the process of legal socialization of children.

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Keywords: sense of justice, legal socialization, parenting style, family, institutions of socialization, rights, safety, punishment, criminal, crime victim

Journal rubric: Juridical Psychology

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Kalashnikova A., Shalunova A.D. Parents Representations of the Legal Socialization of Children [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie [Psychological Science and Education], 2014. Vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 104–113. DOI: 10.17759/psyedu.2014060311. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Anna Kalashnikova, PhD in Psychology, Senior Researcher, Chief Public Relations Specialist, V. Serbsky National Medical Research Centre for Psychiatry and Narcology, Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical and Forensic Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:

A. D. Shalunova, Student of the Department of Legal Psychology and Law of the Faculty of Legal Psychology, MSUPE, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



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