Advisor

Hugo M. Maynard

Date of Award

1991

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology

Department

Psychology

Physical Description

1 online resource (102 p.)

Subjects

Self-perception in adolescence, Adolescent psychology

Abstract

As I have worked with teenagers in regular and alternative schools, I have often wondered why some children seem to be more prone to displaying behavioral problems. One popular explanation points to the home environment as the place where appropriate behaviors are learned, and strength, discipline and positive self-image are developed to resist negative pressures of the child's peer culture. Bronfenbrenner (1986) very eloquently describes the importance of an enriched home life for the development of a well-adjusted child. Likewise, the Rochester Schools Project (Connell, Deci, Ryan, and Grolnick, 1989) speaks to the need for teachers and staff to "connect" with students, and thus through their interactions help them work through difficult times and make decisions regarding their choices of actions.

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https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/25756

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