THE EFFICIENCY OF A PSYCHOLOGICAL INTERVENTION FOR THE CHILDREN HAVING THEIR PARENTS LEFT TO WORK ABROAD

Elena Bonchis, Delia Birle, Rosana Stan, Monica Secui

Abstract


The migration of the workforce has constantly grown in the past decade. In UNICEF’s and Alternative Social Association’s reports it is shown that in 2008, in Romania 350 000 children had one of their parents gone and 126 000 had both of their parents gone off to work elsewhere. The participants to this study were 40 children, aged 9-10, who had in that time one or both parents at work, abroad. Randomly, they were grouped in intervention group and control group. The intervention activities focused on self-knowledge, strengths, self-esteem, social skills, emotional and behavioral control. Significant results were found, on different dimensions. Implications of the study will be discussed

Keywords: psychological intervention, social and emotional development, children, parents left to work abroad


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