ARPHA Proceedings 1: 1323-1333, doi: 10.3897/ap.1.e1255
Troubled Adolescents Starting a Family: Ways to Support
expand article infoAlbina R. Drozdikova-Zaripova, Niyaz R. Latypov
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Readiness of young people for family life is a determining factor in the formation of a healthy nuclear family. Recently, the importance of the family institution has been actively promoted in our country, and special attention is paid to the troubled families and children at risk. This problem is particularly relevant for adolescents who are prone to troubled behavior, with a majority of them having gone traumatizing experience of family life. The basic theoretical and methodological procedures for facilitation of adolescents starting family life have been fully developed in the scientific literature. However, it is necessary to take into account the specifics of the adolescents’ lifestyle, including the manifestation of various deviations. The latter has not yet been studied thoroughly enough in modern studies. The purpose of this study is to experimentally test the effectiveness of the developed pedagogical conditions for the formation of readiness of deviant behavior-prone (troubled) adolescents for family life. The main research methods are pedagogical experiment, monitoring, testing, conversation, and statistical methods for the processing of the research results. The experiment involved 188 adolescents, 68 of whom are prone to deviant behavior (32 - EG, 36 - CG). Our study participants are students of the Kazan schools located in the Republic of Tatarstan, aged 14-16. As a result of the introduction of the developed pedagogical conditions for the formation of readiness of deviation-prone adolescents for family life, among the students of the experimental group demonstrated statistically relevant positive changes in three components of readiness for family life (cognitive, value-based and behavioral), the control group students showcased no significant changes for the given period of time. Piloted pedagogical conditions can be used by the comprehensive and specialized educational institutions in when working with students teachers, teachers and educational psychologists dealing with children at risk.
family life, readiness for family life, adolescents, deviant behavior, pedagogical conditions of readiness for family life