Social maladjustment as an expression of negative attitudes towards norms


The aim of the study was to determine attitudes towards the norms of socially maladjusted youth. Reference was made to C. Czapów‘s claim that social maladjustment is the result of
an individual‘s negative attitudes, understood as a reluctance to engage in compliance with standards. A diagnostic survey was used.132 wards of juvenile detention centers and youth
educational centers took part in the study. Confirmed was the assumption that socially maladjusted adolescents had negative attitudes towards the tested standards and a low degree of internalization. It was established that young people associate the application of legal, religious and moral norms with values, but these views do not correspond to their observance. The results obtained determine the implications for the rehabilitation practice – they indicate the need to intensify educational efforts in supporting the moral development of socially maladapted individuals.


social maladjustment; socially maladjusted youth; negative attitudes towards norms

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Published : 2020-11-01

Pytka, L., & Florczykiewicz, J. (2020). Social maladjustment as an expression of negative attitudes towards norms. Polish Journal of Social Rehabilitation, (19), 245–257.

Lesław Pytka 
Uniwersytet Przyrodniczo-Humanistyczny w Siedlcach  Poland
Janina Florczykiewicz 
Uniwersytet Przyrodniczo-Humanistyczny w Siedlcach  Poland

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