Optimalus paauglių psichosocialinis funkcionavimas ir suvoktas tėvų elgesys: raidos trajektorijos ir pokyčio mechanizmai
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Positive youth development (PYD) is strengths-based model focused on the main assumption that the youth possess particular strengths and have potential for healthy successful development. PYD perspective includes the conceptual model of adolescent development and emphasizes the importance of the adolescents contexts, such as the family. The study contributes to the theoretical perspective of positive youth development in several aspects. First, results showed that over the course of a four-year period positive youth development changes relatively little, and the adolescents can be described as having high, medium and low positive youth development. Second, positive youth development positively predicts higher contribution to self, family and comminity. Thirdly, in examining the bidirectional relationships between perceived parental behavior (psychological control, behavioral control and autonomy support) and positive youth development, it has been found that only positive youth deveopment predicts the change of perceived parental behavior, and not vice versa. Finally, for the first time different groups of changing perceived parental behavior were identified. A holistic analysis of the relationship between perceived parent behavior and positive youth development revealed that adolescents with high positive youth development perceive their parents as more supportive, adequately controling their behavior and using less psychological control, while low positive youth development adolescents, in contrary, perceive their parents, as less supportive, less controlling their behavior and using more psychological control.