PSYCHOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE ATTITUDES TO LIFE SITUATION OF CHILDREN IN GUARDIAN FAMILIES

Вестник Московского государственного областного университета. 2019;(2):110-125 DOI 10.18384/2224-0209-2019-2-959

 

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Journal Title: Вестник Московского государственного областного университета

ISSN: 2224-0209 (Online)

Publisher: Moscow Region State University Editorial Office

Society/Institution: Moscow Region State University

LCC Subject Category: Political science

Country of publisher: Russian Federation

Language of fulltext: Russian

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AUTHORS

Elena Y. Korjova (Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia)
Svetlana A. Bezgodova (Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia)
Anastasiya V. Miklyaeva (Psychology Institute, Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia)
Elena V. Yurkova (Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia)

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Time From Submission to Publication: 10 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

The article presents the study aimed at analysis of the attitude of children who live without parental care to the life situation of guardianship. The study was conducted using a structured interview, which included such methods as “Attitude to a significant life situation” and “Family APGAR”. The study involved 150 children of school age, among them 48 children from kinship care families (under the care of grandmothers). The results of the study showed that the attitude to the life situation of children under kinship and non-kinship care differs significantly. This attitude is mediated by the degree of the role conflict with the guardian. The actual life situation is least favourably assessed by children under the care of grandmothers, especially if the family maintains contact with the biological parents of the child. The results indicate the importance of considering the specifics of the child’s life situation for effective support to guardian families.