International Journal of Education and Psychological Research

(Print and Online Peer Reviewed Journal)

Print - ISSN: 2349 - 0853
e - ISSN: 2279 - 0179


(September 2015)

Psycho- social challenges encountered by Adolescents from socially disadvantaged families: Some issues

Authors: [1] Monica S. Sharma [2] Dr. S.K Tripathi

Pages: 65-68


Early childhood trauma increases the risk for positive psychotic symptoms. Recent models suggest that early adversities may lead to psychological and biological changes that increase vulnerability to psychosis. Researchers have postulated associations between childhood trauma and delinquency, but few have examined the direction of these relationships prospectively and, specifically, with samples of delinquent adolescents. Adolescence is the age of storm and instability at both the physiological and psychological levels. An attempt has been made to analyze the detrimental factors responsible for inducing psycho- social problems among adolescents that may hamper their overall personality make-up. In recent years, the focus of researches carried out on socially disadvantaged populations, were limited to growth and developmental disorders and socialization processes. Therefore, an attempt has been made to examine the injurious impact of socio- cultural milieu shaped by disadvantageous living conditions, on the personality make-up of adolescents. The study endeavors understand the direction and magnitude of personality aberrations caused by economic constraints and traumatic experiences in the early childhood stages of the adolescents.