Is knowledge of family history related to psychosocial functioning? Comparison of adolescents living in institutional care and adolescents living with their biological families
Magdalena Król , Anita Kliś , Małgorzata Kustra , Kamil Szymański
AbstractWe tested adolescents growing up in institutional care and adolescents living with their birth families using the ‘Do you know?’ scale and other measures of psychosocial functioning. We found that children living in group homes knew significantly less of their family history, exhibited more behavioural problems and had a more external locus of control. Moreover, the correlations between selfesteem and knowledge of family history were significantly different between the groups. This may suggest that the contribution of the knowledge of family history to self-esteem is different depending on the quality of family history. We also found a significant correlation between locus of control and behavioural problems for the children in institutional care, but not children living with their birth families, which may indicate that their behavioural problems may partially stem from the sense of lack of control over their lives.
|Journal series||European Journal of Developmental Psychology, ISSN 1740-5629, (N/A 70 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.55|
|Keywords in English||Knowledge of family history; locus of control; behavioural problems; self-esteem; institutional care|
|Publication indicators||: 2016 = 0.826; : 2017 = 1.208 (2) - 2017=2.094 (5)|
|Citation count*||5 (2020-10-30)|
* presented citation count is obtained through Internet information analysis and it is close to the number calculated by the Publish or Perish system.