Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya • ISSN 2075-7999
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2018 Vol 11 Issue 59

Lukyanchenko N.V. Family identity of women from incomplete families

Full text in Russian: Лукьянченко Н. В. Семейная идентичность женщин из неполных семей

Reshetnev Siberian State University of Science and Technology, Krasnoyarsk, Russia

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In modern society, with its contradiction between the value of freedom and mental competition of the normativity of different ways of life identity research can be a means of social self-understanding. In the issues of identity, the family, which takes multiple forms, is an exciting object for researcher’s attention. The identity of members of different family groups should reflect the self-conceptualization of their system, determined by the attitude towards their social status.  The incomplete family now has a contradictory social status. Researches of single-parent families in the Humanitarian sciences are mostly devoted to the problems of education and socialization. In addition, it is almost never considered how an adult member of incomplete family identifieshimself in his marital status. According to this, a research of the family identity of women from incomplete families was carried out.  Family identity is understood as a subjective image of belonging to a family group, reflecting the characteristics of the group and its functioning in it andin the structural, emotional and cognitive aspects.  Components of family identity were revealed with the help of diagnosticsystem, which includes the ideographic methodologies. The following features of the family identity of women from incomplete families are revealed: identification of the family, first of all, as herself with  a child with a possible prospect of increasing its structure, strong self-determination in the family hierarchy with a passive position in the system of interaction; high emotional co-importance is mostly low, up to rejection of the importance of the "spouse", which comes to conflict with his declared desirability, the perception of her family as a cohesive, kind in relations and modest in its group’s demonstrations – as a caring, kind, determined family member. Both and herself and her  familynegative characteristics can be attributed.. This kind of character of family identity is determined by the shortage of its social status, serves as its subjective «justification», and at the same time supports it.

Keywords: family, identity, family identity, incomplete family, social status



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Received 16 May 2018. Date of publication: 27 June 2018.

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Lukyanchenko Natalya V. Associate Professor, Reshetnev Siberian State University of Science and Technology,  Newspapers Krasnoyarskiy rabochiy pr., 31, 660037 Krasnoyarsk, Russia.
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Lukyanchenko N.V.  Family identity of women from incomplete families. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2018, Vol. 11, No. 59, p. 8. (in Russian, abstr. in English).

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