Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University Bulletin, 2016, vol. 6, no. 5, pp. 7–23

Emotions and intentions of adolescent in a long-term emergency situation: retrospective evaluation

Sityaeva S. M. 1 (Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Russian Federation), Makhova I. Y. 1 (Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Russian Federation), Yaremtchuk S. V. 1 (Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Russian Federation)
1 Amur State University of Humanities and Pedagogy, Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Russiun Federation

This paper focuses on the empirical study of emotional reactions and intentions of adolescents who were in the disaster area and had experienced the 2013 flood in the Far East of Russia. The participants of the study were 91 adolescents, aged 13-14 years old. The empirical study included retrospective evaluation of emotional reactions and intentions in the emergency situation. Spearman's rank correlation analysis was used to find the associates between retrospective evaluation of intentions and emotional reactions. The study shows that the emotional reactions of adolescents are characterized by lower intensity than those of adults; and intellectual emotions (curiosity, surprise, interest) predominate among other emotions of adolescents in emergency situations. The results of correlation analysis found associates between intensity of surprise and interest and the intentions to act in the emergency situation. The intensity of interest and curiosity was negatively associated with the intentions of leaving the disaster area after the flood. The result indicated that intensity of negative emotions demonstrated positive associations with the intentions of activity in the emergency situation. In conclusion, some directions of supporting adolescents in a long-term emergency situation were established.

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Sityaeva S. M., Makhova I. Y., Yaremtchuk S. V. Emotions and intentions of adolescent in a long-term emergency situation: retrospective evaluation. Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University Bulletin, 2016, vol. 6, no. 5, pp. 7–23. DOI:
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Date of the publication 31.10.2016