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Psychological Determinants of Reproductive Attitudes in Adolescent Girls and Young Women


Author: Tolmaci Irina
Degree:doctor of psychology
Speciality: 19.00.01 - General Psychology
Year:2022
Scientific adviser: Jana Racu
doctor habilitat, professor, Chisinau Pedagogical State University "Ion Creanga"
Institution: Moldova State University

Status

The thesis was presented on the 24 June, 2022 at the meeting of the Scientific Council and now it is under consideration of the National Council.

Abstract

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Thesis

CZU 159.922+612.6(043.3)=161.1

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223 pages


Keywords

reproductive attitudes, social factors, psychological determinants, self-attitude, personal maturity, value orientations, conceptions of motherhood, girls and young women

Summary

Structure of the paper. The thesis consists of annotation in Romanian, Russian, English, table of contents, introduction, three chapters, conclusions and recommendations, 154 pages of text, bibliography (266 sources), 13 appendices, 38 tables and 47 figures. The research results have been published in 11 scientific papers.

Research area: 511.01- General psychology

The goal of the research is to determine the relationship between reproductive attitudes and psychological determinants, as well as social factors in girls and young women, test and effectiveness assessment of the training programme developing psychological determinants of reproductive attitudes.

Research objectives: to conduct theoretical analysis on the topic under study, to reveal the reproductive attitudes depending on age, place of residence and marital status, to identify the psychological determinants of reproductive attitudes and explore their relationship, to analyse the determinants of girls and young women with high and low metric levels of reproductive attitudes index, to draw up psychological portraits of personalities, to develop and test a training programme for the development of reproductive attitude determinants.

The novelty and uniqueness of the research consists in identification of the relationship between reproductive attitudes and social factors, as well as psychological determinants for the first time in the Republic of Moldova. The paper compiles psychological portraits of girls and young women with high and low metric levels of reproductive attitudes. Also, the study features an author's training programme on the development of psychological determinants of reproductive attitudes, which has been developed, tested and implemented remotely (online training) during lockdown amid COVID-19 pandemic.

The solved significant scientific problem consists in determining the relationship between reproductive attitudes and social factors and psychological determinants in girls and young women, which served as a ground for training programme on the development of psychological determinants, which contributed to increasing the metric index of reproductive attitudes.

The theoretical significance. The research was dedicated to reproductive attitudes - a littlestudied component of readiness for motherhood. The results complement the scientific understanding of the social factors and psychological determinants of reproductive attitudes. The practical significance of the paper lies in the development and testing of the training program, serving a tool for increasing the metric index of reproductive attitudes. The results can be used by psychologists in practical family planning work, allowing timely diagnosis of genophobia and reproductive inactivity. The data can serve as a ground for development of training courses in general, age, family, prenatal and perinatal psychology.

Implementation of research results. The theoretical and experimental results have been discussed at the methodological seminars of the Department of Psychology of the Moldova State University and at international scientific conferences. Also, the obtained data has been used in educational and practical activities, as well as in consulting work with the students of Theoretical Lyceum "Vasil Levski" in Chisinau.