luni, 19 decembrie 2011

Managementul stresului la copii de vîrstă şcolară mică: Ana Niculăeş, Drd., lector UPSM

Iată un rezumat în engleză al proiectului cercetării de doctorat al Anei Niculăeș, doctorandă la UPSM, prezentat în cadrul Atelierului doctoral pe 15 decembrie 2011:

The theme of my PhD thesis is

School based Stress Management for 8-11 year old children”

Children are continuously confronted with inter-personal problems in their daily routine. Children’s ability to deal with these common everyday stressors has been found to be significantly related to their psychological adjustment. Children’s effective coping with daily stressors can mediate the impact of major life events and is associated with positive behavioral and emotional adjustment. Further, children who are able to adapt their coping strategies to fit the situation and who are flexible in their use of coping strategies appear to have the best outcomes. Numerous studies have indicated that having a repertoire of coping skills at a young age can be a “buffer” or “moderator” of the effects of negative life stress on the development of psychological maladjustment. Thus, it is not surprising that the advancement of theory and research related to coping processes in children would be a high priority for the fields of psychology and social work.

The subject of the research is:
  1. To identify the specific and types of coping strategies for 8-11 years old children
  2. To develop a psychological intervention plan with the goal of teaching children specific skills that is presumed to enhance coping. This approach is predicated on the assumptions that:
(a) the inability to cope with everyday problems leads to emotional dysfunction,
(b) coping skills can be taught, and
(c) learning these strategies can promote health and resilience and reduce maladaptation.

The objectives of the research are:
  1. To adapt to national specific an instrument that measures coping strategies that children use after having experienced negative life events.
  2. To study the dynamic of coping strategies specific for different age category 8, 9, 10, 11 years old.
  3. To establish the gender differences in types of coping strategies.
  4. To identify the relationship between coping strategies and academic achievement.
  5. To examine which coping strategies lead to positive affect and which lead to a negative affect.
The general hypotheses are:
  1. The coping strategies chosen by young children are determined by age, gender and personality particularities and have a specific characteristic for this development stage.
  2. Psychological interventional plan specially organized can influence in a positive way the choice of adaptative coping strategies. 

Niciun comentariu:

Trimiteți un comentariu