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Comparison of the self-image of teenagers in Finland, the United States, and Germany

Erkolahti, R. and Jansson, J. and Offer, D. and Steinhausen, H. C.. (1992) Comparison of the self-image of teenagers in Finland, the United States, and Germany. Journal of adolescent health, Vol. 13, H. 5. pp. 392-395.

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Abstract

In this research, the self-image of Finnish adolescents was compared with the self-images of American and West German adolescents. Results show that there are statistically significant differences between Finnish adolescents and American adolescents in five areas. Finnish adolescents are emotionally healthier than American adolescents, and their mood is better. American adolescents have higher vocational and educational goals than Finnish adolescents, and their adaptation skills to immediate environment and their coping skills are better. Differences between Finnish and West German adolescents are found in four scales. The affective harmony of the psychic structure of Finnish adolescents and their object relationships and friendships are better developed than those of West German adolescents. West German adolescents have higher vocational and educational goals than Finnish adolescents and their coping skills with themselves, other people, and their own world are better. Emotional tone (mood) is an area where Finnish adolescents scored higher than the American and the West German adolescents. Vocational and educational goals and adjustment skills are well developed in adolescents from the United States and West Germany. Adolescents in these three countries are alike in Impulse Control, Body Image, Sexual Attitudes, and Family Relations.
Faculties and Departments:07 Faculty of Psychology > Departement Psychologie > Ehemalige Einheiten Psychologie > Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (Schneider)
UniBasel Contributors:Steinhausen, Hans-Christoph
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:1054-139X
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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