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FAMILY ROLE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF CHILDREN’S INDEPENDENCE
FAMILY ROLE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF CHILDREN’S INDEPENDENCE

Author(s): Natasa Mandic
Subject(s): Education, Sociology of Education
Published by: Visoka škola strukovnih studija za vaspitače "Mihailo Palov"
Keywords: types of independence; family; children upbringing style;

Summary/Abstract: Family is the only social group an individual does not choose, but he/she finds it as inevitability; at the same time it is also his/her first social group within which the process of upbringing, socialization, personality formation begins. In other words, family is a foundation everything starts from. Whether an individual will be formed as independent personality depends, before all, on the family he/she is born in, what are the parents like as role models, what are the features of the environment the child grows up and develops. The assumption that family relations, as well as parental upbringing style are of key importance for the formation of independent and mature personality has served as a basis of the research. It is considered that warm family atmosphere and parents’ democratic upbringing style are more suitable for the formation of independent personality of a child. This is why an effort has been made to investigate according to a research based on a relevant theoretical framework the level of child’s independence (practical, intellectual, emotional independence, independence in relation to peers, independence necessary for finding one’s way in the setting) and in what way a family, i.e. family relations influence the process of young people becoming independent in Serbia. Having in mind pedagogical value of children independence, since it is closely related to socialization, successfulness and resourcefulness in work, relations with other people, as well as with creative personal development, the paper deals with the influence family has on its development. We dealt with the issues regarding the extent to which the characteristics of independent people, i.e. the people who know what they want, who do not expect constant support of others, who do not go by the influence of others, can be successfully developed, as well as how this can be done. Due to the complexity of the problem issue, apart from theoretical considerations, the paper offers an attempt to empirically consider the problem according to an undertaken research and statistical processing of the obtained data.

  • Issue Year: 2/2012
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 109-129
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: English