Phenomenology Study: Psychosocial Experiences of Adolescents Living in Orphanages


Authors : Luri Mekeama, Meri Neherta, Feri Fernandes.

Volume/Issue : Volume 4 - 2019, Issue 1 - January

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Teenagers who live in orphanages come from families that have problems including because parents who have died become orphans, orphans or come from poor families so that teens must be entrusted to the orphanage to get welfare. In adolescent orphanages need support from various parties, especially psychosocial support because psychosocial is a factor of identity formation, emotional maturity and social adaptation. This research uses qualitative method with phenomenological approach. Data were obtained by indepth interviews toward 7 participants and it’s analyzed using ‘Colaizzi’. The results of this study identified eight themes psychological response of teenagers during stay at orphanage, their activities in orphanages, social problems at orphanages, coping mechanism during their stay in orphanage, violations and sanctions in orphanages, form of support received in orphanage, teenagers’ expectations toward orphanage, teenagers’ self-identity in orphanage. The conclusion of this research is that orphanages as a place of substitute service for parents must improve the quality of care and provide social support so that the psychosocial problems of adolescents in orphanages can be minimized.

Keywords : Experiences, Psychosocial, and Orphanage Teenagers.

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