THE RELATION BETWEEN HABITATION DENSITY AND SCHOOL ADAPTATIVE SOCIAL BEAHIVORS
MARIA NEAGOE, CATALIN ANDREI NEAGOE
University of Bucharest
Proceeding to an interdisciplinary approach, located at the confluence of psychology on one hand and other sciences such as sociology, biology, architecture, civil engineering, environmental engineering and other demographics on the other hand, this paper presents a research. Population and research sample focused on a number of 200 students, boys and girls, grades I - IV, age 7-10 years. Children were chosen so that they came from three environments with different characteristics (Bucharest) as follows: Medium to large domestic agglomeration; Medium with average household crowding; Medium to small domestic agglomeration. After excluding children who came from families that have lived less than 6 months in the current residence, 300 children remained of whom 121 boys and 129 girls. Instruments: As methods of measuring crowding a number of different indices were used. The first was used to determine the number of persons per room. All household members were considered as "total population" and all rooms were included, including bathrooms. Results: Thus, household crowding, though not alone, appears to be an important factor in determining the success of school attendance and performance in school. Socio-affective insecurity knows higher values for all pupils experiencing the crowding phenomenon. Conclusions: Behavioral differences between students, depending on the type of housing, need to be analyzed in a broader context, primarily associated with lifestyle and housing with a specific culture. These issues will be detailed in a future wider paper.
Keywords: habitation density, habitat, urban space, private space, adaptive social behavior.
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5. M. Neagoe & C.A. Neagoe (2012). The relation between habitation density and school adaptative social behaviors. Romanian Journal of Experimental Applied Psychology, vol. 3, no.1, pp. 33-42, 2012.
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