Dubovskaya E.M. Social and psychological characteristics of an informal group of teenagers

Full text in Russian: Дубовская Е.М. Социально-психологические характеристики неформальной группы подростков
Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

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The functions and the role of informal groups in socialization of a teenager are analyzed. Various classifications of informal youth associations are considered. Differences in the image of the world and the self-image in teenagers who participate and teenagers who do not participate in informal associations are shown. It is substantiated that an informal group at teenage stage of socialization may serve a special step in moving into adulthood and entering the adult world.

Keywords: socialization, teenager, small group, informal group, informal youth association


The study was supported by the Russian Foundation for Humanities, project 11-06-00261а.

Cyrillic letters are transliterated according to BSI standards.

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Received 22 June 2011. Date of publication: 19 December 2011.

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Dubovskaya Ekaterina.M. Ph.D., Department of Social Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Mokhovaya, 11, str. 9, 125009 Moscow, Russia.
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Dubovskaya E.M. Social and psychological characteristics of an informal group of teenagers. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2011, No. 6(20), p. 5. Retrieved from http://psystudy.ru. 0421100116/0064. [in Russian, abstr. in English].

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