THE STRUCTURE OF DEFENSIVE COPING STYLES IN ADOLESCENTS WITH AND WITHOUT SUBSTANCE ABUSE
M.К. AKIMOVA, S.Yu. SEMENOV
Psychological Institute of RAE, Moscow
The style structure of adaptation to stress and frustration in two groups of adolescents was studied. The structure was revealed by using factor analysis of the outcomes of several methods of diagnosing psychological defenses, coping strategies and frustration reactions, and the data from well-being questionnaire, which is a criteria of quality of adaptation. Th e typical patterns of defensive coping styles that characterize adolescents with substance abuse and without substance abuse and their links with psychological well-being were described.
Keywords: psychological defense, coping strategy, psychological adaptation style, structure of defensive coping style.