Attitude of Adolescents with Deviant Behavior to People with Limited Health Capacities
The attitude of 35 adolescents with deviant behavior to people with limited health capacities belonging to three categories (physically challenged, mentally challenged, and handicapped) is considered. The techniques used gave explicit results: deviant teenagers reveal common maladaptive personality traits they are aggression and empathy, which serves as a prerequisite of intolerant attitude. Teenagers with deviant behavior have mostly negative or confused attitude to the categories of people with limited health capacities listed above, with girls revealing better attitude though not a stable one. The worst attitude was towards mentally challenged people: there was no positive attitude. Thus inclusion of people with limited health capacities into the environment where there are deviant boys is seen to be undesirable.