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Adolescense Happens to the Whole Family
Kristina Urbanc

Author describes research carried out in the primary schools of the city of
Zagreb. Sample consisted of 120 students, ages 12 - 13 and their parents.
We wanted to learn about characteristics of relations between students'
self-esteem at the very beginning of the adolescence period and the quality
of their family lives, according to the family relationship and parent

By canonical correlation analysis, the results led to the conclusion that
students' self-concept is most successful where family atmosphere provides
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 members.

KEY-WORDS: self-esteem, adolescence, family relations, self-image, parental
attitude, school prevention, group work.

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