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Prežívanie osamelosti ako prediktor rizikového správania adolescentov
Loneliness and risk behavior in adolescence

Author(s): Vladimír Lichner
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Substance abuse and addiction
Published by: Univerzita Karlova v Praze, Filozofická fakulta, Vydavatelství
Keywords: Loneliness; risk behavior; internet abuse; marijuana use; smoking; alcohol use;

Summary/Abstract: The article is aimed at clarifying the constructs of a loneliness and the different forms of risk behaviorin their contexts and predictions. Empirically, it focuses on presenting of two researches to identifydifferent types of risk behavior, the loneliness and their mutual prediction among adolescent’sresearch groups. Using methodics UCLA (Russel, Peplau, Cutrona 1980), IAT (Young 1998) in combinationwith the author’s methodology, the findings were interpreted using simple linear regressions.The results show that the prevalence of the underlying forms of the risk behavior in the research filesis relatively high. The increased level of loneliness of adolescents in part presupposes the investigatedforms of risk behavior. It is often necessary to reconstruct the social environment for individuals whoare either affected by loneliness or risk behavior. Either, for this area of practice are social workersthe most experienced specialists in the context of the theoretical foundations of their own profession.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 25-39
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Slovak