Types of Professional Interactions in Modern Russian Nannies: A Social Psychological Analysis

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Abstract

The article describes the concept of the crowd proposed by a Russian lawyer and public The article presents results of a social psychological study of professional interactions in modern Russian nannies. It provides the first ever descriptions of significant interactions between nannies, employers and children. Four types of professional interactions are identified empirically depending on work motivation of nannies. Nannies with an attitude of "the child's older friend" are focused on establishing a close psychological relationship with the child. Their professional interaction with the child can be defined as overprotective. "Nannies-intermediaries" are more aware of their employee status and avoid breaking the psychological distance both with the child and the parents. The choice of interaction strategies in nannies with a "neighbor babysitter" attitude is determined mostly by their desire to gain work experience in their free time. They generally prefer not to establish close relationships with the child. The most professional of all are nannies with an attitude of "servants". They know how to resolve conflicts between children, how to arrange game activities for children, and conform to the requirements set by the parents. However, nannies of this type are more likely to physically suppress the will of the child.

General Information

Keywords: types of professional interaction, modern nanny, employees, strategies of professional interaction, interaction situations

Journal rubric: Experimental Research

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/sps.2015060306

For citation: Drobysheva T.V., Romanovskaya M.A. Types of Professional Interactions in Modern Russian Nannies: A Social Psychological Analysis . Sotsial'naya psikhologiya i obshchestvo = Social Psychology and Society, 2015. Vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 81–97. DOI: 10.17759/sps.2015060306. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Tatiana V. Drobysheva, Doctor of Psychology, Leading Researcher, Laboratory of Social and Economic Psychology, Institute of Psychology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9578-4463, e-mail: DrobyshevaTV@ipran.ru

Maria A. Romanovskaya, Degree-seeking applicant, Laboratory of Social and Economic Psychology, Institute of Psychology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: m.a.romanovskaya@yandex.ru

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