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Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (online): 2222-5196


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Legal awareness of adolescents as a factor of the psychological safety of educational environment 1621

Litvinova A.V.
PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor at the Department of Scientific Bases of Extremal Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education (MSUPE), Moscow, Russia

Mirimanova M.S.
Associate Professor, Leading Research Associate, Interdepartmental Resource Center for Monitoring and Expertise of Educational Environment Safety, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

The study analyzes the results of the legal awareness of adolescents and its relation to satisfaction of the educational organization. Legal awareness is considered as a factor of safety of the educational environment, which determines the position of the social activity of subjects as a tool of the right implementation and method of application of its provisions in the safe behavior, as well as a component of the legal culture. This study included 3117 adolescents with a mean age of 15.2 years. Based on questionnaires and methods of mathematical statistics, we revealed significant differences in the legal awareness of adolescents and found satisfaction with the educational environment dependence of this factor. Attention of the experts is drawn to the results which can be the basis for the development and implementation of programs of psychological support, aimed at creating a legal liability in adolescents, respect for the rule action standards through awareness of the adolescents.

Keywords: adolescence, psychological safety of the educational environment, legal culture, legal awareness, satisfaction / dissatisfaction with the security of the educational environment.

Column: Juvenile Legal Psychology

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