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Value orientations and psychosocial adaptation of adolescent


Author: Paladi Oxana
Degree:doctor habilitat of psychology
Speciality: 19.00.05 - Social Psychology
Year:2022
Scientific consultant: Nicolae Bucun
doctor habilitat, professor, Institute of Education Sciences
Institution: Chisinau Pedagogical State University "Ion Creanga"

Status

The thesis was presented on the 28 November, 2022 at the meeting of the Scientific Council and now it is under consideration of the National Council.

Abstract

Adobe PDF document1.59 Mb / in romanian
Adobe PDF document1.64 Mb / in english

Thesis

CZU 316.6:159.922.8(043.3)

Adobe PDF document 9.46 Mb / in romanian
263 pages


Keywords

value, value orientation, terminal values, instrumental values, adaptation, psychosocial adaptation, psychosocial adaptability, components of psychosocial adaptation, psychological profile of personality, adolescence

Summary

Thesis structure: the thesis contains annotations in Romanian, Russian and English languages, introduction, six chapters, general conclusions and recommendations, bibliography containing 402 titles, 11 annexes, 251 pages of basic text, 32 figures and 70 tables. The obtained results are published in 62 scientific papers.

The purpose of the research: epistemic fundamental of conception regarding value orientations and psychosocial adaptation, elaboration and experimental validation of the program of facilitating psychosocial adaptation in adolescents.

Research objectives: determination of epistemic foundations regarding value orientations and psychosocial adaptation; description of particularities of value orientations and psychosocial adaptation manifestations at the age of adolescence, identification of relation between psychosocial adaptation and personality dimensions, scientific fundamental of the concepts; determination and implementation of instruments for diagnosing value orientations and psychosocial adaptation in adolescents; establishing value orientations, levels of psychosocial adaptation in adolescence as well as their relationships with psychosocial factors and personality dimensions; determining psychological profiles of adolescents from the perspective of value orientations and psychosocial adaptation; elucidating the impact of value orientations on psychosocial adaptation of adolescents; elaboration and experimental validation of psychological program of facilitating psychosocial adaptation in adolescents; formulation of general conclusions, recommendations and forwardlooking research.

The novelty and scientific originality of the research results consists in designing, building and launching a theoretical-experimental conception with reference to the value orientations and their relationship with the psychosocial adaptation of adolescents. This research is one of the first psychosocial studies in the country that reveals a unitary vision on the concepts mentioned from the perspective of contemporary societal approaches deduced from multiple approaches. The novelty and originality elements of the research are found in: substantiating the psychodiagnostic model through which the management research of value orientations and psychosocial adaptation of adolescent's personality can be achieved; determining the psychosocial factors, dimensions and directions important for this process; presentation of the model of personality assessment from the perspective of psychosocial factors, personality dimensions that influence value orientations and psychosocial adaptation; foundation of a holistic approach to the relations between value orientations and psychosocial adaptation of adolescents deduced from the perspective of psychosocial factors; determining the specific character of psychosocial adaptation in the integrative context of interactions of the personality dimensions; determining psychological profiles of adolescents from the perspective of value orientations according to psychosocial factors; determining the psychological profiles of adolescents with psychosocial adaptation and maladaptation; identifying the factors that influence high psychosocial adaptation of adolescents; determining the impact of value guidelines on psychosocial adaptation; elaboration of the Explanatory Model of relations between value orientations and psychosocial adaptation in adolescence; designing and implementation of the Program of facilitating psychosocial adaptation in adolescents. The results obtained in the present research determined the creation of a new direction of research: The holistic approach of the relation between value orientations and psychosocial adaptation in adolescence.

Theoretical significance of the research: the results of the study complement the field of psychology with holistic approach of the relation between value orientations and psychosocial adaptation, including the impact of value orientations on psychosocial adaptation of adolescents from the perspective of contemporary societal approaches deduced from multiple psychosocial factors (gender; origin, class / year of study; profile of studies; type of studies; age; family status; personal monthly income; academic success; ethnicity; the type of family he belongs to; the average monthly income of the family, perception of health (number of doctor visits with various health problems; presence of a disease; self-assessment of health); parents' education; departure of parents to work abroad; desire to go abroad RM after graduation to study or work) and personality dimensions; elaboration of the research model of value orientations and psychosocial adaptation in adolescence from the perspective of psychosocial factors and personality dimensions.

The applicative value of the research: elaboration of a methodology for diagnosing value orientations and psychosocial adaptation in adolescence; elaboration of personality evaluation model from the perspective of psychosocial factors, dimensions that influence value orientations and psychosocial adaptation of adolescents; elaboration of psychological profiles of adolescents from the perspective of priority value orientations (terminal and instrumental) depending on the factors: gender, origin, study profile, age, academic success, monthly family income, suffering due to an illness, economic migration; elaboration of complex psychological profile of an adolescent with high psychosocial adaptability level from the perspective of the dimensions: motivational-value; of control; metacognitive; emotional-regulatory; evaluation and selfevaluation; elaboration of the explanatory model of the relationship between value orientations and psychosocial adaptation in adolescence; validation of the psychological interventional program Facilitating psychosocial adaptation in adolescence. Experimental data will be useful to researchers, psychologists, teaching and management staff; adolescents, parents, etc. including for streamlining the educational process aimed at forming an integral personality.

Implementation of scientific results was carried out within national projects, state programs; national and international scientific conferences, symposia; in the didactic activity of training and formation of students, master students and doctoral students from the specialty of Psychology (ISE, USM); within the activities organized for teaching and management staff, educational psychologists from the Republic of Moldova.