The teenager’s basic beliefs as a factor of their stress resistance under the conditions of war

Keywords: resistance to stress, basic beliefs, teenagers, war.


The article presents the results of an empirical study of the relationship between basic beliefs and the resistance to stress of teenagers under the conditions of war.

The article presents the results of an empirical study of the relationship between basic beliefs and stress resistance of teenagers in wartime conditions. In general, the level of both stress resistance and the formation of basic beliefs were found to be insufficient for a significant number of teenagers living in the conditions of war in Ukraine. Differences in the manifestations of stress resistance of teenagers depending on gender (boys are characterized by lower indicators than girls), age (with age, indicators of stress resistance of teenagers become higher), number of children in the family (in families with 2 or more children, the stress resistance of teenagers is higher than in families with one child), and distance from the front line (teenagers who live near the front line have lower stress resistance than those who are far from it ) are characterized.

Features of the basic beliefs of teenagers and their connection with stress resistance are presented. It is shown that the beliefs about the value of one's own "Self", the degree of luck and the randomness of events are insufficiently formed, and teenagers who live close to the front line believe less in the kindness of people, the possibility of self-control, luck, favour of the world and, instead, more in randomness of events. It was established that teenagers with high stress resistance are characterized by formed basic beliefs, they believe more than teenagers with low stress resistance in affection, justice and controllability of the world, the kindness of people, the possibility of self-control and less in the randomness of events. Prospects for further research are outlined; in particular, theoretical substantiation and practical development of a program for the development of stress resistance of teenagers, taking into account their basic beliefs.


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How to Cite
Kravtsova, O. (2022). The teenager’s basic beliefs as a factor of their stress resistance under the conditions of war. Kyiv Journal of Modern Psychology and Psychotherapy, 4, 46-55.