Functionality of Family and Children in Relation to Gender, Age and Emotional Abilities of Children and Family Structure

  • Dragana Šćepović PhD Department of Social Work, University of Banjaluka, Faculty of Political science, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Abstract

The subject of this empirical research is a comprehensive view of the impact of functionality and dysfunctionality of the family on the emotional skills of children in relation to sex, age of children and the family structure. The main objective of the research is to determine whether there is a link between functionality and dysfunctionality of family and emotional skills of children in relation to sex, age of children and the family structure. The study used the basic, general, and data collection methods (test method). Test method, scaling technique was used in the empirical part of the research for data collection using instrument questionnaire of emotional competence. In accordance with the hypothesis of research we were examined whether there is a statistically significant difference in the level of development of emotional abilities between the functional groups of children from families and groups of children from dysfunctional families in relation to age (12-13, 14, 15 and 16 years), in relation to gender (male and female) in relation to family structure (complete and incomplete). The results showed that the statistically significant difference and clearly defined border between the groups in relation to: emotional abilities and age (12-13 years) - Analysis MANOVA p = .011 and discriminant analysis p = .011; emotional skills and gender (male) - Analysis MANOVA p = .042 and discriminant analysis p = .046; and emotional skills, and family structure (incomplete) - Analysis MANOVA p = .138 and discriminant analysis p = .069. The results showed that it was possible to define the characteristics, the homogeneity of the group and the distance between them, which confirmed that children from functioning families in relation to these variables have developed skills of emotional intelligence of children from dysfunctional families.
Published
May 19, 2017
How to Cite
PHD, Dragana Šćepović. Functionality of Family and Children in Relation to Gender, Age and Emotional Abilities of Children and Family Structure. European Journal of Social Sciences Education and Research, [S.l.], v. 10, n. 2, p. 101-114, may 2017. ISSN 2312-8429. Available at: <http://journals.euser.org/index.php/ejser/article/view/2417>. Date accessed: 22 oct. 2017. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.26417/ejser.v10i2.p101-114.