The Self-image of Adolescents in the Protestant Family: A Study of Seventh-Day Adventist Families in Predominantly Orthodox Serbia

The Self-image of Adolescents in the Protestant Family: A Study of Seventh-Day Adventist Families in Predominantly Orthodox Serbia

By: Zorica Kuburic (author)Hardback

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This is an extraordinary and comprehensive book examining the complexities of adolescent self-image formation using an interdisciplinary empirical research format examining the role and challenges of Christian faith on adolescent personal identity development in modern Protestant families in Yugoslavia. The subject of this research is the analysis of the Protestant family life in Yugoslavian society which underwent a rapid transition from general animosity toward religion to overwhelming dominance of a traditional church. Within this environment the Protestant family is doubly condemned. It has to remain secluded in order to protect itself from the social hostility, but also from what it perceives as negative influences of a society on its moral standards and religious lifestyle. Besides the adverse social climate, children from these families are burdened with high expectations of their parents. This book, based on empirical research and backed up by theoretical studies, seeks to examine psychological and social consequences of growing up in these conditions: how it affects their self-image, social relationships, mental health, social adjustment, but also their own religious views. Although based on experiences of Adventist families, the findings of this research are not restricted only to this Protestant group or to Protestantism in general.


FOREWORD JEROTIC & BIRVIS; PREFACE; PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION; SUMMARY; I THEORETICAL PART; THE FAMILY; Socialization of the Person; The Behavior of Parents toward their Children; The Parental Acceptance-Rejection Theory; RELIGION; Typology of Religiosity and believers; Indicators of Religiosity; Belief of the Adventists; Loyalty to the Church; Religion from the Sociological Perspective; Protestantism and Schisms; YOUTH; The Self-Image of Adolescents; II EMPIRICAL RESEARCH; The Uniqueness of the Adventist Family; The Rearing of Children in the Adventist Family; SELF IMAGE OF ADOLESCENTS; Self-image of the Young from Religiously Mixed Families; PRACTICAL IMPLEMENTATION OF THE RESULTS; One Learns Love and Religiosity in a Family; AND MORE.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773443310
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 594
  • ID: 9780773443310
  • ISBN10: 0773443312

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