LATE CHILDHOOD, SOCIALIZATION AND FUTURE ROLES
The concept of the research "Late childhood, socialization
and future roles" has been prepared by a strong international
and interdisciplinary scientific research group for two years.
Several countries are incorporated in collective application
The Institute has decided to participate at this research
because it is one of the most comprehensive studies on socialization
of children in Europe. Information about research and its
meaning were given by the Slovenian scientist and sociologist
of the youth dr. Jože Bajzek. He is the principal of the
Institute of sociology on famous international university UPS in
Rome (Universita pontificia salesiana, Facolta di scienze
dell' educatione, Istitto di sociologia).
The sample waas international: the capital city and one
of the remote communities. The sample in Slovenia includes
496 children from the capital city Ljubljana, 150 children
in one of the remote communities and 150 children from the
national minority in Italy.
The research was based on the facts that socialization has
a strong influence on the future roles in personal and social
life. This research project investigated the attitudes of
the children towards themselves, their sex identity, level
of the moral consciousness, relation to the parents, family,
attitudes towards school, work and mass media. We also examined
the state of preparedness in late childhood for the future
roles, hidden possibilities for better preparation for these
roles, distinction between countries in preparedness of children
for their future roles.
The research was carried out with an extensive questionnaire
which was prepared and tested. The inquiry was made individually
and separately with each child.
The results of the study are published in the
following book (the book is written in Slovenian language):
J. Bajzek, M. Bitenc, S. Hvalič, A. Lokar, J. Ramovš, Š.
Strniša (2003): Zrcalo odraščanja - Mednarodna sociološka
raziskava o odraščajočih otrocih. Ured. D.Ošlaj. Radovljica:
The results are useful:
the European level and levels of different countries for
preparation of new models of education and training,
the level of schools and families for better preparation
of children for creative and satisfying future roles.