Resilience and Coping with the Traumatic Experience during Adolescence

Madrudin Shamsudinovich Magomed-Eminov, Olga Grigoryevna Kvasova, Olga Olegovna Savina

Abstract


Development of information technologies led to increasing in traumatic situations at teenagers, including to distribution of systematic aggression from contemporaries on the Internet and social networks. Younger teenagers who only start using actively the Internet are especially vulnerable, without realizing all possible dangers, and for the first time face prosecution and mockeries (cyberbullying). Research is devoted to the detection of features of a coping of children with traumatic experience and need of creation of effective ways of rendering psychological assistance to teenagers - to the victims of a cyberbullying. It is proved that the situation of a cyberbullying is a traumatic experience for children. The coping phenomenon with traumatic experience in a situation of a cyberbullying was analyzed from the point of view of gender and age distinctions, the subjective importance of a situation, and existence in the past of the child of a similar situation. Communication between a semantic orientation of the personality and ways of a coping with traumatic experience in children's age was in addition studied (children with L-semantic orientation are more often characterized by resilience manifestations, use constructive strategy of a coping while for group with D-semantic orientation higher values on scales of a discharge, a not coping and leaving are characteristic). In this work, the traumatic situation is considered to be a life situation that shows to the child semantic tasks. Results of this research will help to create the most complete idea of features of coping with traumatic experience in children's age and can be used when rendering psychological assistance to the children who appeared in a difficult life situation.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n6s1p470


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