publication . Article . 2015

Adjustment problems and residential care environment

Jan Sebastian Novotný;
Open Access Czech
  • Published: 01 Jan 2015 Journal: Psychology and its Contexts, volume 6, issue 2, pages 37-48 (issn: 1803-9278, eissn: 1805-9023, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: University of Ostrava
Problem: Residential care environment represents a specific social space that is associated with a number of negative consequences, covering most aspects of children and youth functioning. The paper analyzes of the presence of adjustment problems among adolescents from institutional care environment and compares this results with a population of adolescents who grew up in a family. Methods: The sample consisted of two groups of adolescents. The first group included 285 adolescents currently growing up in an residential care environment, aged 13 to 21 (M = 16.23, SD = 1.643). The second group consisted of 214 adolescents growing up in a family, aged 15 to 20 (M =...
free text keywords: adjustment problems, attachment, residential care, adolescence, lcsh:Psychology, lcsh:BF1-990
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