The socialization of children from social risk families: the analysis of experienced loss influence to their behavior

Gita Kondrotaitė, Tomas Butvilas


Article analyzes social risk families and children’s socialization on the basis of experienced loss influence to their behavior. New factors, influencing social tense areas expressions, originated during last years. Families’ social exclusion tendencies showed up; involving social risk families as separate marginal class. Social risk families interfere now with such sociodemographical risks as poverty, unemployment, alcoholism, families having many children, child neglect, divorce, unemployment etc.
Revealing the data of the research that was made with 263 primary school children back in 2003– 2004, we have showed some peculiarities of behavior of the grieving primary school children from the risk families. The research has shown some negative behavioral peculiarities on the level of internalized values of those primary school children, who have experienced loss in the family. At the most of the times the identification processes for the grieving children are laden, and they are often linked to internalize those values that are not acceptable to the society they are living in. As the conclusion of this research, we could state that the loss in the family has a great in most cases negative, influence on primary school children and affect their behavior including their emotional sphere as well.


social risk families; social exclusion; sociodemographic processes; loss; grieving children’s behavior; socialization; values internalization

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