Educational Acmeology. Developmental Psychology

Izvestiya of Saratov University.

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Drobysheva T. V., Voytenko M. Y. Socio-Psychological Well-Being of Children in Megapolis : the Methodological Foundations of Research. Izvestiya of Saratov University. Educational Acmeology. Developmental Psychology, 2015, vol. 4, iss. 1, pp. 21-25. DOI: 10.18500/2304-9790-2015-4-1-21-25

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Socio-Psychological Well-Being of Children in Megapolis : the Methodological Foundations of Research

Drobysheva Tatiana V., Institute of Psychology RAS
Voytenko Maria Yu., Institute of Psychology RAS

The article presents the theoretical and methodological rationale for the empirical study of socio-psychological well-being of children living in the city. Macro- and micro-social factors of the megapolisare considered. Among them are: the objective living conditions (the district, type of housing, dwelling comfort level and so on), social and socio-psychological characteristics of the family and parents (the economic status of the family, the families residence term in the metropolis and so on). Characteristics of the child as a determinant of socio-psychological well-being are studied. Indicators of sociopsychological well-being of children are revealed. Analysis of the studies revealed the existence of a link between the formation level of autonomy and self-control in children and the conditions of their stay in the city. Readiness of self-control is a psychological prerequisite for the formation of the child's positive relationships with parents, peers, significant adults at the stage of primary socialization.


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