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Anxiety at contemporaneous preadolescent and methods to diminish it.


Author: Racu Iulia
Degree:doctor of psychology
Speciality: 19.00.07 - Pedagogical Psychology, Psychology of Development, Psychology of Personality
Year:2011
Scientific adviser: Raisa Tereşciuc
doctor, associate professor (docent), Chisinau Pedagogical State University "Ion Creanga"
Institution: Chisinau Pedagogical State University "Ion Creanga"
Scientific council: DH 33-19.00.07
Chisinau Pedagogical State University "Ion Creanga"

Status

The thesis was presented on the 18 February, 2011
Approved by NCAA on the 31 March, 2011

Abstract

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Keywords

anxiety, types of anxiety, school anxiety, family, social status, self consciences, auto-appreciation, level of aspirations, traits of personality, preadolescence period

Summary

The structure of the thesis: The thesis includes the annotations, the list of the abbreviations, the introduction, three chapters, general conclusions and recommendations, references from 280 titles, 14 annexes, and glossary, it is perfected on 160 pages, including 53 figures and 13 tables. The results are published in 25 scientifically works.

Domain of study: pedagogic psychology, development psychology, psychology of personality.

The major scientific problem solutionated. The research presents the systematic study of the complex psychological portrait of the anxious preadolescent in order to assure the harmonious development and to offer new perspective in organizing psychological activities with anxious preadolescents through the elaboration and development of the psychological intervention program to diminish school anxiety.

The aim of the study is the analysis of the dynamic, the specific, the types and the sources of anxiety at preadolescents in Republic of Moldova. To determine the traits of personality of preadolescent with a high level of anxiety, the creation and the implementation of the complex program of psychological intervention in order to diminish the school anxiety at children with the age between 10 – 12 years old.

It was possible to realize this thought several objectives: the analysis of the dynamic and the anxiety specific for preadolescence period through the determination the way anxiety manifest and the comparative analysis of the different types of anxiety at preadolescent of different age. Establishing the gender differences of the level of anxiety at preadolescents, the study of the specific school anxiety and it’s determinant factors in preadolescence; establish the interrelation anxiety-auto-appreciation and anxiety and the level of aspiration at preadolescents; emphasizing the differences of the psychological profiles of an anxious preadolescent and a non-anxious one; elaboration and implementation of a complex psychological formative intervention program, in order to diminish the anxiety at children of age between 10 – 12 years old.

Scientific novelty and originality. For the first time in Moldova it was researched the problematic of anxiety at preadolescence: it was found the dynamic of the anxiety during this period, were established the gender differences in anxiety manifestation, and were emphasized the determinant factors of school anxiety, were identified the sources of anxiety at preadolescents; were established the interrelation anxiety-auto-appreciation and anxiety and the level of aspiration at preadolescents; were emphasized the differences of the psychological profiles of an anxious preadolescent and a non-anxious one; it was signalized that a complex psychological formative intervention program influenced positively on emotional development and on the personality diminishing school anxiety.

Theoretical significance and the applicative value of the work. Epistemological significance of the work has its expression in the scientific research of anxiety, types of anxiety, determinant factors. But the praxeological one consists in the possibility of the application of the complex intervention psychological program proposed and the result of the research in work with psychologists, teachers and parents of the anxious preadolescents. The complex intervention psychological program could be included in the handbooks and instructive materials for psychologists and teachers from schools and could be the basis of a methodological guide for psychologist, social assistants, teachers, parents and all those who are concerned by educational process.

The results implementation. The thesis represents a thorough contribution to enrich the national science literature in psychology and could be used in the process of preparing and formation of the psychologists of psychology faculty from the universities, looking for potential readers like theoreticians, practitioners, students, and master and PhD students.