Tereshchenko Vladimir

Psychological Research Specifi city of Understanding of Growing by Urban and Rural Schoolchildren

Tereshchenko Vladimir (2016) "Psychological Research Specifi city of Understanding of Growing by Urban and Rural Schoolchildren ", Vestnik Pravoslavnogo Sviato-Tikhonovskogo gumanitarnogo universiteta. Seriia IV : Pedagogika. Psihologiia, 2016, vol. 42, pp. 112-122 (in Russian).

DOI of the paper: 10.15382/sturIV201642.112-122


The article is devoted to a relevant psycho-pedagogical problem — studying the specifics of understanding the process of growing by children in cities and villages. The author presents an interdisciplinary analysis of contemporary works on the problem of growing up. Growing up is not only considered as a separate process in the study of the dynamic characteristics of the individual’s ontogenesis, but also as a synonym of maturity used to determine the standard development of the subject. Basic characteristics of growing up are defined: the formation of life-purpose position, the development of a certain level of self-understanding, the establishment of new intergenerational relationships, relations with peers and acceptance of responsibility. The results of empirical research allow us to see the different structure of our urban and rural students. For a group of village teenagers — stable relationships with individually typological features of the self and life orientations and the formation of the self-influence, especially intergenerational relationships. Paired relationships are characteristic for urban teens: individual-typological features and the self, the self and life orientations, the relationship of the self and intergenerational relations. In the structure of growing rural teenagers presented the following significant intercomponent relationships: the importance of individually typological features like extraversion — emotiveness, introversion — sensitivity. This emotiveness and extraversion — the conditions defining the features of formation of the specifics of a teenager. The structure of the urban adolescents growing up has a number of features which include rigidity — anxiety. Anxiety reduces the perception of themselves as stakeholders and reduces the degree of a teenager’s sympathy towards his "I". The positive assessment of the family (intergenerational relationships, parents) helps to reduce the importance of others’ views in the formation of self-identity.


growing, mature, teen, understanding, life-purpose position, individual-ly-typological features, the Self, intergenerational relationships.


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Tereshchenko Vladimir