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Thursday, June 18 • 5:15pm - 7:45pm
Protective Mechanisms As Moderators Of Relationship Between Risk And Behaviour Problems

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Abstract #316
Protective Mechanisms as Moderators of Relationship Between Risk and Behaviour Problems
Presenter: Ivana Maurović Co-Presenter: Antonija Žižak
Adolescent in out-of-home care are facing high levels of risk to their development, both trough experiencing numerous of major life events as well as daily hassles. Nevertheless, majority of them (approximately 65%) don’t have any behaviour problems (Maurović, in press). The aim of this presentation is to identify which protective mechanisms (external and internal) serve as a moderators between risk (major life events and daily hassles) and behaviour problems; 2) to get to know the experience of resilient process of male and female adolescents that are assessed (by professionals) as resilient. Mix method approach was used. Quantitative date were gathered via self-assessment, with instruments: List of major life events, Daily hassles of adolescents in residential care (Maurović,2014), Resilience and youth development module (WestEd & CDE, 2000),Youth Self Report (Achenbach, 1991). Sample comprise whole population of adolescents aged 14 to 18, placed in 15 Children's homes in Croatia (N=228). Qualitative data were collected using in-depth interviews with 24 participants, age 14 to 21. Data will be analysed using hierarchical regression and thematic analysis, and mixed in the interpretation phase of research.


Ivana Maurović

Prof at Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation SciencesIvana Maurović is Research Assistant at Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia. She is in the process of finishing PhD thesis „Resilience of adolescent's in Children's homes in Croatia... Read More →

Thursday June 18, 2015 5:15pm - 7:45pm EDT
King's Gym Gymnasium, King's College

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