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Intensity of Alexithymic Behavior of Teenagers
Glazkova Yuliya Viktorovna

PhD in Psychology

Associate Professor at Transbaikal State University

672000, Russia, Zabaikal'skii krai, g. 672000, G. Chita, ul. Babushkina, 129, aud. 511

syv77@mail.ru

Abstract.

In her article Glazkova presents the results of an empirical research of the intensity of alexithemia demonstrated by the first-year college students. The researcher analyzes the phenomenon of alexithymia from the psychological point of view as one of the most important factors of mental illness and emotional disturbances. The object of the research is the intensity of alexithymia of teenagers. The subject of the research is the peculiarities of alexithymia demonstrated by teenagers depending on their place of residence (urban or country-side), age, gender, and Academic Grade Average. Glazkova has used the following research methods: review of literary sources, questionnaire (gender, age, place of residence before college, grade average); and Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS) as a measure of deficiency in understanding, processing, or describing emotions. The results of the empirical research demonstrate the following: students younger than 16 years old, mainly young men who live in city and have high Academic Grade Average are more inclined to alexithymia. According to the researcher, alexithytmia prevention should include psychological and pedagogical measures. It is also important to take into account that teenager age is one of those periods when the emotional sphere is finally formed and personal features such as alexithymia are fixed. Therefore, it is very importtant to do everything possible to avoid the development of the problem personality. The results of the empirical research can be used to provide efficient treatment and prevention of this phenomenon. 

Keywords: rural mentality, urban mentality, experiences, feelings, emotions, teenagers, personal characteristic, alexithymic status, alexithymia, psychosocial phenomenon

DOI:

10.7256/2454-0722.2018.4.27511

Article was received:

28-09-2018


Review date:

26-09-2018


Publish date:

01-10-2018


This article written in Russian. You can find full text of article in Russian here .

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