Socialization Peculiarities of Minors from Disadvantaged Families



The article provides data on socialization levels of risk group minors from socially disadvantaged families. 66 adolescents (studying in general-education schools in Arkhangelsk) have been examined, they are raised both in well-to-do and problem families. It has been established that the predominant type of a socially disadvantaged family is a conflict-ridden one. Teenagers raised in problem families are characterized by low level of their social identities (interpersonal and group-related) on the cognitive, affective and behavioral levels. They possess lowered adaptive abilities and are characterized by lack of harmony in decision-making due to constant failures in reaching their goals; such teenagers have distorted value orientations, they don't strive to maintain or preserve happy, problem-free and close relationships, they don’t contain or avert actions (or urges and tendencies towards actions) which could harm others or do not meet social expectations.

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Keywords: minor, socialization, socially disadvantaged family, restorative approach

Journal rubric: Legal Psychology of Childhood


Funding. The research has been conducted with the financial support of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research as part of a research project no. 19-011-00385.

For citation: Dronova T.A., Korneeva Y.A. Socialization Peculiarities of Minors from Disadvantaged Families [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologiya i pravo = Psychology and Law, 2021. Vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 2–14. DOI: 10.17759/psylaw.2021110301. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Tatyana A. Dronova, educational psychologist, “Arkhangelsk Family and Child Social Support Center”, Arkhangelsk, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Yana A. Korneeva, PhD in Psychology, Docent, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Higher School of Psychology, Pedagogy and Physical Education, Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov, Arkhangelsk, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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