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Die sosiale en emosionele funksionering van tasdefensiewe kinders

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dc.contributor.author Combrink FS en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T07:16:41Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T07:16:41Z
dc.date.created 1994 en
dc.date.submitted 1997 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/10231
dc.description.abstract Tactile defensiveness as syndrome, and its effect on behaviour, on child development, the development of the selfconcept, depressive symptoms and interpersonal relationships, is explored. The interaction between these factors is also explored. For the purposes of the empirical study an availability- sample was used, involving 11 tactile defensive children. Twenty-five non-tactile defensive children were selected at random for the control group. Both groups of children completed the following questionnaires: State-Trait Anxiety Inventory for Children (STAIC), Piers-Harris Children's SelfConcept Scale (PHCSCS), and the Reynolds Child Depression Scale (RCDS). One projective test, Tell me a story (TEMAS) were administrated individually. The children's parents were asked to complete the Louisville Behaviour Checklist (LBC). Significant differences between the tactile defensive and the non-tactile defensive child regarding Selfconcept, Anxiety, Depression and Interpersonal Relationships, are found. The results show the tactile defensive child as having a significantly more negative selfconcept that the non-tactile defensive child. He views himself as a "problem child", academically not as able as his peer group with a distorted body image. He is unhappy with his situation but cannot change it. The tactile defensive child displays more trait anxiety than the non-tactile defensive child. No differences are found regarding state-anxiety. The tactile defensive child with high trait anxiety experiences state anxiety more intensely and more often because of the greater range of situations experienced as dangerous. The tactile defensive child is significantly more prone to depressive symptoms than the non-tactile defensive child. The tactile defensive child is unpopular with his peer group. He is rejected because of his "strangeness". His social, academic and emotional skills are not adequate to the demands made on them even though, his reality testing is excellent. Familial relationships are disrupted because of the effect of tactile defensiveness even on the earliest relationships. en
dc.language Afrikaans en
dc.subject Psychology en
dc.subject Clinical psychology en
dc.title Die sosiale en emosionele funksionering van tasdefensiewe kinders en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MA en


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