The Family Environment and its Influence on the Children's Delinquent Behavior

AuthorSusanu Neaga
European Integration - Realities and Perspectives. Proceedings 2018
The Family Environment and its
Influence on the Children’s Delinquent Behavior
Neaga Susanu1
Abstract: Throughout this paper, I tried to point out the importance of the family environment on the
psycho-behavioral development of the child, of the adult-to be. Even if due to permanent social changes
the family can no longer perform certain functions, it remains the place where any child sets the
foundation for his biological, psychological, educational, s ocial, cultural training, etc. I have presented
the most important family functions considered to be fundamental and responsible for children's psycho-
behavioral training. The family has the role of shaping and maintaining the small group, of passing on to
the next generations the cultural patterns, t hus being formed traditions and customs that maintain and
define a whole nation.
Keywords: family; psychosocial behaviour; deficiencies; child; adaptation- misfit; environment - family
Family is and behaves as a basic life matrix for the existence and formation of the child’s personality,
as a determinant educational environment, but also as a source of misfit and deviant behavior of the
child. The family is the first and most important context of life with a special role in socializing the
child. Sociologically, the contemporary family experiences a process of structural erosion and
resignation from its fundamental functions, a continuous degradation of authority, and implicitly of the
quality of the educational environment.
Several risk factors have been identified, some of which are placed at the level of personality but with
elements of family origin, which have been classified in factors that regard the whole and the main
tendencies of evolution of economic and social conditions, factors that are related to family structure
and factors that concern the educational capital of the family.
It has been found that most of the times, emotional deficiencies produced in particular by family-type
deficiencies can lead to frustrations, which in turn lead to high levels of aggression. Lack of fa mily
structure, quite common during the transition period, are situations that conduct to serious risks in
children's education, but it can not be said with certainty that all young people raised in such families
inevitably become deviant behaviors.
1 Senior Lecturer, PhD, Danubius University of Galați, Faculty Of Communication and International Relations, Danubius
University of Galati, Romania, Address: 3 Galati Blvd., Galati 800654, Romania, Tel.: +40372361102, E-mail:
neli_susanu@univ-danubius. ro.

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