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ERIC Number: EJ1064113
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
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Integrated Prevention of Social Dependencies in Adolescents through the Scenario Method
Maznichenko, Marina A.; Neskoromnykh, Nataliya I.
European Journal of Contemporary Education, v12 n2 p163-168 2015
This article provides a rationale for the need to take an integrated approach to prevention of social dependencies in adolescents. Through this approach, the authors fine-tune the determination of the phenomenon of prevention of social dependencies. The authors bring to light the potential of the scenario method in resolving the above objective. The authors describe the theoretical and practical aspects of scenario planning, concretize its objects, and provide a rationale for the method's effectiveness in studying the processes of origination and operation of social dependencies in adolescents and projecting the process of their prevention. The authors propound a scenario-planning algorithm. The authors identify and describe model scenarios for the origination of social dependencies in adolescents: "Dependency as an outcome of interaction with an asocial group/person", "Dependency as a response to a provocation", "Dependency as a means of deriving pleasure", "Dependency as a way to escape one's life problems", "Dependency as an outcome of the change of a constructive way of interacting with the object of dependency to an unconstructive one", and "Dependency as a way to express the adolescent's protest"; the authors determine unproductive stratagems for these scenarios. The authors identify the mechanisms underlying the origination of dependency: "the motive-to-goal shift", emotional-positive conditioning, social contagion, substitution, compensation for negative emotions, and unblocking. The authors classify by the degree of productivity and correlate with behavioral adolescent scenarios model plots and social-pedagogical scenarios for the interaction of pedagogues and parents in resolving objectives in integrated prevention of social dependencies. The authors provide plots and scenarios for the interaction of pedagogues and parents within the "field of cooperation", "field of building up cooperation potential", and "field of alienation". The authors provide recommendations on pedagogues' and parents' use of forestalling and correcting scenarios in respect of model scenarios for the origination of dependencies generated by adolescents. If implemented in the practice of preventive work at educational and social institutions, the material presented in this article may help boost the effectiveness of work on forestalling dependent behavior in adolescents in respect of various objects of reality.
Descriptors: Adolescents, Vignettes, Interpersonal Relationship, Prevention, Social Development, At Risk Persons, Psychological Patterns, Social Behavior, Parents, Parent Role, School Role, Social Influences
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