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Ментальное здоровье современных подростков (по результатам социологического исследования в Республике Алтай)

Глендиннинг Э., Попков Ю. В., Селезнева Е. В.

The paper is the first attempt to study the dependence between various types of home environment and mental health of the younger representatives of the indigenous peoples of Siberia. The authors identified several types of the adolescent-parent relationships supportive of the adolescents' mental health and mitigating the eff ects of unfavorable social and economic conditions. The study was based on the data of community-based surveys and mini-interviews of 15-year-olds from the Altai republic residing in various types of communities with a more traditional life-style different from the standard living conditions in the West. The authors came to a conclusion that the mediating effect of the adolescent-parent relationships diff ered in the indigenous compared to the non-indigenous families in Siberia, whereas the culture and traditions played an important role in protecting mental health of the younger generation of the indigenous peoples of Siberia. Traditional and culture-specifi c adolescent-parent relationships offered protection against the unfavorable socioeconomic conditions as well as rapid social changes in the rural areas of Siberia, while permissiveness and lack of parental support had a more damaging eff ect on the metal health of the young members of the indigenous communities.