Ego states of the Students and Their Perception of Chosen Elements of the Image of Own Family Life Cover Image

Stany Ja uczniów a spostrzeganie przez nich wybranych elementów obrazu własnego życia rodzinnego
Ego states of the Students and Their Perception of Chosen Elements of the Image of Own Family Life

Author(s): Joanna Grabowska
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Psychology
Published by: Uniwersytet Humanistyczno-Przyrodniczy im. Jana Długosza w Częstochowie
Keywords: transactional analysis; ego states; students’ perception of their family

Summary/Abstract: The aim of the paper is to analyse mutual relations between the perception of a biological familyand ego states revealed by participants of a study conducted within the framework of TransactionalAnalysis. The analysis begins with the outline of Eric Berne’s concept regarding the structureof ego states: the Critical Parent, the Nurturing Parent, the Natural Child, the Adapted Child,the Adult, and Ethos and Pathos states. Next the paper reviews subject literature focused on therelations between a biological family and the features of a family member exposed to its influencefrom the perspective of family system typology and family relations. The main research assumptionsregarding relations between selected parameters of a family and ego states described by TA were confirmed in the area of relations between the perceived level of consistency and communicationin the family and the Pathos ego state. Statistically significant relations between ego stateswere obtained for selected features of mothers and fathers. The illustration of ego states of adolescentstaking part in the study in the form of an egogram was an interesting outcome of thestudy. The results to a great extent confirm the distribution of ego states optimal for the functioningof an individual proposed in the TA literature. Conclusions suggest further comparativestudies and practical implications of the results obtained for the educational process and teacher-student relations.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 6
  • Page Range: 191-212
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: Polish