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Peer relationships of adolescents in housing groups

Lucija Mikelj (2013) Peer relationships of adolescents in housing groups. Diploma thesis.

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    Abstract

    The thesis displays and analyzes peer relationships of adolescents living in two different housing groups and focuses on how they experience friendship within and outside of the group. The theoretical part describes the period of adolescence, its characteristics, developmental stages and developmental tasks that young people face while growing up. In this development phase, an important element is to create a peer link since peers play an important role in the acquisition of various skills and abilities that an adult needs later on to overcome the difficulties of life. They learn how to cooperate, express their emotions, resolve conflicts and at the same time, establish a relationship with the opposite sex. The best outcome of peer relationships is friendship – a roller coaster for building relationships. In addition, the thesis focuses on a housing group to describe the life of young people living in it and present the role of educators. The empirical part examines the opinion of the members of two groups, their experiences and assessment of relationships among peers and the impact of living in a housing group on their friendships. We established that peer relationships among young people in housing groups are different from those of the rest of their peers which is a result of living in a housing group, certain rules and teaching lessons. Nevertheless, they have found friends both within and outside of the group. However, staying in touch with their peers and friends from home is difficult because they are living in a housing group.

    Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
    Keywords: adolescence, peer relationships, housing groups, friendship, the role of the educator
    Number of Pages: 28
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Mentor / ComentorsIDFunction
    izr. prof. dr. Alenka KoboltMentor
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=search&base=50126&select=(ID=9749065)
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 1673
    Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2013 12:44
    Last Modified: 11 Sep 2013 12:44
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/1673

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