Social Skills Development and Enhancing Inclusion of Men Experiencing Social Disjuncture in the Group of Social Changes

Authors

  • Oksana Mačėnaitė Lithuanian Sports University, Lithuania
  • Jūratė Požėrienė Lithuanian Sports University, Lithuania

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15823/p.2020.140.6

Keywords:

social disjuncture, development of social skills, group of social changes, social inclusion

Abstract

Social disjuncture is a complex result of certain unfavorable life circumstances, a person’s social insecurity, and psychological discomfort, lack of self-confidence, social skills, respect, dignity, and self-esteem. Individuals or groups experience social disjuncture due to poverty, discrimination, loss of employment, relationships with relatives, imprisonment, illness, and addictions. One of the groups experiencing social disjuncture is men, and the stereotypes of society towards men further increase the risk of exclusion of this social group. Due to men’s social disjuncture, their social and professional life becomes very limited; their repulsive experience limits decisionmaking, and disrupts the expression of socially acceptable behavior. Men in social disjuncture suffer from social rejection, inferiority; self-doubt, diminished self-esteem, their social skills, and social expression are often unacceptable in society. They often refuse to make positive decisions that can improve their quality of life, do not recognize their uniqueness, otherness, and avoid socially significant changes, bold decisions. Men who have been separated for a long time exhibit aggressive behavior and become even more isolated as a result. The social disjuncture of men can be successfully reduced in the group of social changes aimed at men’s self and knowledge of the environment, development of social skills, development of suitable alternatives for socially unacceptable behavior, increasing social inclusion in society.

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Published

2021-01-31

How to Cite

Mačėnaitė, O., & Požėrienė, J. (2021). Social Skills Development and Enhancing Inclusion of Men Experiencing Social Disjuncture in the Group of Social Changes. Pedagogika, 140(4), 94–115. https://doi.org/10.15823/p.2020.140.6

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