Happens to the Whole Family
Author describes research carried out in the primary schools
of the city of
Zagreb. Sample consisted of 120 students, ages 12 - 13 and
We wanted to learn about characteristics of relations between
self-esteem at the very beginning of the adolescence period
and the quality
of their family lives, according to the family relationship
By canonical correlation
analysis, the results led to the conclusion that
students' self-concept is most successful where family atmosphere
possibilities for basic psychological needs to be met and
where there is a
positive parental attitude (that includes mutual closeness,
confidentiality, acceptance and security).
According to the
results, author suggests model of preventive work based on
a group work
that includes adolescents, their parents and school staff
adolescence, family relations, self-image, parental
attitude, school prevention, group work.
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