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Diagnoza klimatu społecznego młodzieżowych ośrodków wychowawczych w Polsce
Diagnosis of Social Climate of Youth Delinquency Centers in Poland

Diagnosis of Social Climate of Youth Delinquency Centers in Poland

Author(s): Magdalena Staniaszek
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Education, Sociology, Criminology
Published by: Akademia Ignatianum w Krakowie
Keywords: social climate; juvenile; youth delinquency centers; Relationship dimension; Personal Development/Personal Growth dimension; Practical Orientation dimension

Summary/Abstract: Each institution creates and is characterized by a specific atmosphere which may be favorable, beneficial, positive, perhaps even motivating, or, on the other hand, unfavorable, negative or improper. The article presents the issues related to the social climate of youth educational centers (YEC) in Poland. The purpose of the research was to recognize the wards’ and educators’ opinions on the social climate of the institutions, as well as diagnosing it in terms of interpersonal relations, personal development and organization. The Scale of Social Climate by Rudolf H. Moos was used as a research tool. The analysis of the results led to a basic conclusion that an unfavorable climate prevails. The staff are focused mainly on extrinsic discipline and regulations, paying insufficient attention to proper interpersonal relations with their wards. Therapeutic aspects of the social climate are largely neglected.

  • Issue Year: 21/2018
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 175-197
  • Page Count: 23
  • Language: Polish