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Samokhvalova A.G. Communication difficulties in teenagers and ways of coping with them during social deprivation

Full text in Russian: Самохвалова А.Г. Коммуникативные трудности подростков и способы совладания с ними в условиях социальной депривации

Institute of Education and Psychology, Kostroma State University, Kostroma, Russia

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The problem of adolescent coping with communication difficulties is discussed in the paper. The sample (N = 108) consists of three sub-samples: teenagers with prosocial behavior, enrolled in the Cadet Corps (n = 36), teenagers having signs of antisocial behavior, secondary school students (n = 36), teenagers whos behavior is anti-social (they have committed a crime and are sentenced to detention in a colony for juvenile offenders (n = 36). At the first stage respondents` group differences in communicative difficulties and coping strategies are analyzed. At the second stage on the basis of a longitudinal study conducted during two years, the evolution of adolescents` hindered communication and coping strategies in prison deprivation is shown; the focus is done on the ambivalent role of communication difficulties in an adolescent`s development as a research subject. The author concludes that social deprivation, forced intercourse in an isolated group are factors of deviant communicative difficulties in adolescents who use specific ways of coping with them: aggression, confrontation, mobbing, manipulations, adaptation, distancing.

Keywords: teenager, impaired communication, communication difficulties, coping, social deprivation, an isolated group



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Received 24 August 2016. Date of publication: 30 October 2016.

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Samokhvalova Anna G. PhD, Professor, Department of Pedagogics and Psychology of personlity, the Institute of Education and Psychology, Kostroma State University, ul. Dzerzhinsky, 17, 156005 Kostroma, Russia.
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Samokhvalova A.G. Communication difficulties in teenagers and ways of coping with them during social deprivation. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2016, Vol. 9, No. 49, p. 5. (in Russian, abstr. in English).

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