The main reasons of conflicts between adolescents in the multicultural class and their prevention



The conflict interaction in the adolescent environment, mainly in the context of intercultural interaction, is considered in the article on the basis of theoretical analysis. The relationship between conflict in adolescence and the overcoming of adolescent crisis is described, as well as the conflict was correlated with other age characteristics. A special emphasis is placed on intergroup conflicts. An additional specificity of conflicts in school classes with mixed cultural composition is discussed. An analysis of the specifics of the conflict interaction in connection with the measurement of cultures by G. Hofstede was carried out (individualism-collectivism, power distance, masculinity-femininity and avoidance of uncertainty). The conclusion about the greater urgency of potential contradictions is being made if there are teenagers belonging to widely differing cultures in the school class. The role of laughter culture as manifestations of antipodes in game form for the prevention and correction of conflicts in a adolescent multicultural environment is shown.

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Keywords: conflict, adolescents, adolescent crisis, multicultural school class, measurement of culture

Journal rubric: Applied Research and Practice


For citation: Khukhlaeva O.V. The main reasons of conflicts between adolescents in the multicultural class and their prevention. Sotsial'naya psikhologiya i obshchestvo = Social Psychology and Society, 2017. Vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 115–124. DOI: 10.17759/sps.2017080309. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Olga V. Khukhlaeva, Doctor of Education, associate professor, professor of the Chair of Ethnopsychology and Psychological Problems in Multicultural Education, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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