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Peculiarities of Self-Awareness in Adolescents with Cerebral Palsy at Different Perception of Their Family Environment. P. 146–151

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Section: Pedagogics. Psychology

UDC

159.9.07

Authors

Timofeeva Irina Vladimirovna
Yekaterinburg Branch, The Urals State University of Physical Culture (Yekaterinburg, Russia)

Abstract

The paper dwells on parenting relations in families having a child with cerebral palsy. The study
involved families raising children with cerebral palsy with either intact intellect or intellectual disabilities.
We studied the factors of perceiving their family relations by adolescents and the influence of these
factors on the individual features of self-awareness. The adolescents perceive the attitude of their parents
to themselves as hostile and tending to reproach; it is also typical for the parents to have an instructive
parenting style. Noteworthy is the discovery of negative significant coefficients for these indicators.
The study showed that parental role depends on the sex of the child. Our data suggest that the fathers
demonstrate a high level of inconsistency in terms of their behaviour and educational measures towards
their sons, while the girls tend to perceive the behavior of their fathers as autonomous and emotionally
cold. The mother’s attitude is identified by the girls and boys differently by the level of positive interest
and hostility. The girls with intact intellect rate the level of positive interest and acceptance by their
mothers higher that the girls with intellectual disabilities.

Keywords

child with cerebral palsy, cerebral palsy, parental attitude, technique “Teenagers About Their Parents”
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