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continuum of socio-psychological adaptation-disadaptation
child-parent relations
immersion into the subculture

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The article performs theoretical and methodological analysis and determines that, in the situation of modern social transformations and the trends of self-presentation, an adolescent’s personality is vulnerable.  Even quite well-being, at first glance, modern adolescents fear the future, they are afraid of becoming adults, they are painfully experiencing betrayal, loneliness; they rely mainly on themselves and partly on parents, not trusting political leaders; they have their own opinions regarding the restructuring of society; they defend the right to early independence and aware of their powerless position in society.

However, among the total number of problematic issues that reveal the essence of this phenomenon and require research, there are also those that fall within the competence of medical psychology.  A new approach is presented to perform the continual analysis for prediction of socio-psychological adaptation-maladjustment caused by immersion into subcultures, pathological enthusiasm for a subculture subject, as well as to determine factors of subculture stability, psychodynamics and characterological causation.

The article presents the empirical study on modeling predictors of the continuum of adolescents’ socio-psychological adaptation-disadaptation (SP A-D), including the task to predict SP A-D and its effects.

Thus, the performed modeling to predict adolescents’ SPA-D due to their immersion into a sub-culture space has allowed us to determine 6 models for the researched groups, a general model for the total sample and to determine more weighty and insignificant factors for each model.

According to the continuum model, the most significant factor of adolescents’ SPA-D for the main group of maladjusted gamers is self-acceptance.  The less significant factor for them is parental attitude to the gamers’ failures. Fathers’ hostility is most important for the proposed model, but asthenia has a lesser prediction power.

According to the continuum model, the most significant factor of adolescents’ SPA-D for adrenaline-addict adolescents is the tendency to aggression and violence, while the fathers’ inconsistency has a less significant effect.

According to the continuum model, the most significant factor of adolescents’ SPA-D for the adolescents from the comparison group is their propensity for self-destructive behavior, while positive interest of their mothers is less significant.

According to the continuum model of adolescents’ SPA-D, the dominance indicator plays the most important role for adolescents from the main group of adapted gamers, while acceptance by their parent of small account.

According to the continuum model of adolescents’ SPA-D, self-perception is of the greatest importance for the comparison group of adapted gamers, their fathers’ hostility is the least important.

According to the continuum model of adolescents’ SPA-D for the all sample, asthenia is the most significant, while willed control over emotional reactions is the least important.

The obtained results can help determine the targets for psychologists’ psychological corrective work aimed at optimization of adolescents’ socio-psychological maladjustment and their sub-cultural socialization.
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