The Self-Image of Adolescents in the Protestant Family: A by Zorica Kuburic, Aleksandar Birvis, Vladeta Jerotic

By Zorica Kuburic, Aleksandar Birvis, Vladeta Jerotic

This can be a rare and entire e-book reading the complexities of adolescent self-image formation utilizing an interdisciplinary empirical examine structure studying the function and demanding situations of Christian religion on adolescent own id improvement in smooth Protestant households in Yugoslavia. the topic of this study is the research of the Protestant kinfolk existence in Yugoslavian society which underwent a speedy transition from normal animosity towards faith to overwhelming dominance of a conventional church. inside of this surroundings the Protestant kinfolk is doubly condemned. It has to stay secluded in an effort to shield itself from the social hostility, but additionally from what it perceives as destructive impacts of a society on its ethical criteria and non secular way of life. in addition to the adversarial social weather, youngsters from those households are confused with excessive expectancies in their mom and dad. This ebook, in response to empirical study and sponsored up by means of theoretical reviews, seeks to check mental and social results of becoming up in those stipulations: the way it impacts their self-image, social relationships, psychological health and wellbeing, social adjustment, but in addition their very own spiritual perspectives. even if according to studies of Adventist households, the findings of this examine will not be constrained in basic terms to this Protestant crew or to Protestantism usually.

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The little colder family atmosphere is necessary in order to develop high standards in child-behavior. This is easily achieved by discipline. The Protestant family is organized on the principle of work, order and responsibility: therefore, rationalism dominates, while emotions, as a changeable category, are pushed aside. Families that the parents themselves come from are strict especially with female children. Parents coming from Adventist families are less satisfied with their 0'\\'11 primary family.

10. 6 Jaksic S. (1982). Porodica Socioloski leksikon, Beograd: Savremena administracija. 7 DelibaSic R. (1993) Porodica U ostvarivanju vaspitnefimkcjje, Institut za socijalnu poIitiku, Beograd. -8- theory of the family, but a whole string of theoretical approaches that have produced fruitful theories in relative abundance 8. Discussing the development of theoretical thought about the family from ancient times to the appearance of modem sociological theories, Mladenovic 9 classifies sociological theories about the family in the fonowing groups: traditional, Utopian, reformative, and revolutionary.

The number of Adventists has grown and grown into a movement for announcing the hope of Christ's imminent advent, and has become a Church with a complete organization, the task of which is to announce and spread the threefold angelic message from the book of Revelation, with an emphasis on the second advent of Christ. People who accept this news try to pass it on to their relatives and friends as well as their children. Some of them are parents and grandparents of the adolescents who joined in the experimental sample of this research.

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