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Psychological-Educational Studies

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Awareness of the Family History as a Factor in Psychological Well-being in Adolescence 1326


Yakimova T.V.
PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor of Neuro-and Pathopsychology of Development, Moscow City Psychological Pedagogical University, Moscow, Russia

Bondarenko Y.A.
Student of the Faculty of Clinical and Special Psychology, Moscow City Psychological Pedagogical University, Moscow, Russia

We present the results of the study of connection of psychological well-being of adolescents with their awareness of their own family history. We briefly overview the main trends and individual empirical studies on the influence of family history of psychological well-being of the individual. In the present study, we focuses not on pathological influence of family history, but on its resource and supporting effect during the difficulties of adolescence. The study involved 32 teenagers. The empirical study is based on data obtained using a questionnaire designed to examine the links of teenager with extended family members and his awareness of family history. We found that adolescents who know their family history, have an interest in it and keep in touch with the extended family, are characterized by high values of the level of psychological well-being.

Keywords: family history, M. Bowen family systems theory, psychological well-being, adolescence

Column: Developmental Psychology


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