Kompetencije adolescenata sklonih zloupotrebi alkohola u kontekstu REBT teorije
Committee membersAnđelković, Vesna
Mandić Gajić, Gordana
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Abuse of alcohol among adolescents, as a form of dysfunctional behavior, is the topic of many scientific disciplines while connected to many psychosocial problems which may cause negative consequences in development. In most European countries as well as in Serbia, young people, biologically and psychologically vulnerable, growing up in a surrounding in which consummation of alcohol is traditionally accepted as a normal pattern of behavior, and under the complex combination of economic, social, cultural and educational processes, using irrational patterns of thinking, easily develop a set of risky patterns of behavior thus violating the quality of their lives. Establishing the existence of relation among irrational beliefs, dimensions of personality, inclination towards the abuse of alcohol and competence of adolescents, that is, establishing of factors which are connected to the appearance of alcohol abuse thus reflecting onto the competence of adolescents represents the main goal o...f this research. Research framework is contained in theoretical assumptions which represent the comprehension of complexity and changeability of human being, of interactive attitude of opinions, emotions and behaviours with special emphasis on differentiating of irrational from rational beliefs; also, dimensions of personality model `Great Five`, competences of adolescents, the quality of relation between parents and children within the context of relation to alcohol abuse in adolescent age. The research has been conducted on a sample of 570 adolescents who belong to non-clinical population. The following instruments have been used: questionnaire for gathering of general data, instrument for self-evaluation of adolescent personality dimensions `Big Five`, scale of general attitudes and beliefs - GABS 55, questionnaire for competence assessment of adolescents - BEL INDEKS, scale for determining of abuse of substances – AUDIT and scale for determining of quality of relation between parents and adolescents – KOBI. Factors research results which contribute to the abuse of alcohol and to manifestation of adolescents competences, to a large degree have shown the existence of common etiological base which is reflected in a complex joint action of many inner factors such as: personality dimensions and adolescents beliefs as well as quality of family interaction, where personality dimensions like openness, rational beliefs, acceptance by a mother and work wise - action competences singled out as the most significant factors which contribute to the development of competences. The most important factors connected to the alcohol abuse among adolescents are: personality dimensions such as: openness, being cooperative, self-devaluation, mother`s acceptance, male sex and school success.