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Risk and Resilience in the Developmental Pathways of Adolescents Growing Up in Childcare Institution

Misca, Gabriela ORCID: (2010) Risk and Resilience in the Developmental Pathways of Adolescents Growing Up in Childcare Institution. In: Pathways to Resilience II: The Social Ecology of Resilience Conference, 7th - 10th June 2010, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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This paper describes the findings of a research comparing 100 Romanian adolescents (aged 12-16) who lived for several years in institutional childcare with 100 adolescents who lived with their two-parent families. The effect of type of rearing (in institution/with parental family) on adolescents’ development was explored in respect of: attachment to adult figures and peers, emotional and behavioural strengths and difficulties, intellectual development and school performance.
Variations in adolescents’ outcomes within the institutional care group were considered in relation to a series of variables that reflect different types of possible mediating risk and protective factors, related to experiences before, during and after admission into care.
The results of the present study are compared with the results from recent research on Romanian children adopted abroad and discussed in the light of their implication for cross national research, policy and practice.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: developmental pathways, adolescents, Romania, childcare institutions
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions: College of Business, Psychology and Sport > School of Psychology
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Depositing User: Gabriela Misca
Date Deposited: 16 May 2016 09:12
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:10

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