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Reflected experience of young adults growing up in a Christian community
Tlustá, Štěpánka ; Beláňová, Andrea (advisor) ; Viktorová, Ida (referee)
This thesis explores the reflected experience of young adults growing up in a Christian community. It focuses primarily on the impact of Christian education and community on the adolescent, specifically on the formation of the individual. The goal of the research was to better understand the specific paradox that, although theory suggests that Christian community should be a source of support for the adolescent and should contribute to a healthy self-concept, adolescent often experience negative emotions such as feeling of anxiety, failure and inadequacy in the context of community. Theory was based on the concept of God's grandchildren and the research question asked whether, if so how specifically, this concept is reflected in the experiences of these adolescents. To obtain answers to this question, seven semi- structured interviews were conducted with young adults who had grown up in a Christian community. Thematic analysis enabled themes that more deeply revealed the specific experience of the respondents. The themes were compared with the characteristics of God's grandchildren and the concept proved to be a largely useful tool for understanding the complex impact of Christian education on the adolescent. The conclusions of the thesis call for sensitive approach and support of teenage believers...
The process of leaving a new religious movement and its impact on an individual's identity
Drastíková, Jana ; Beláňová, Andrea (advisor) ; Kučera, Miloš (referee)
The thesis deals with the issue of deconversion from the new religious movement Hare Krishna. Its aim was to find out what effect this process has on a person's identity. The thesis further explores how former members of the Hare Krishna movement view the deconversion process, what the first thoughts of leaving the movement were and under what circumstances they occurred. It has also been charted where the first steps of those who left the movement led and how their leisure activities and circle of friends changed. The thesis also looked at how former members of the Hare Krishna movement look back on their membership and what continues to make it meaningful to them. What does not make sense to them in retrospect was also taken into account. The research was conducted qualitatively using the method of thematic analysis. A total of four semi-structured interviews and five responses that were collected through an online form were analyzed. Thus, not only respondents from the Czech Republic but also from abroad were involved. The results of the analysis indicate that the identity of the respondents is changing. At first glance it is clear that they no longer identify themselves as devotees of the Hare Krishna movement, but their values, leisure activities and circle of friends have also changed. The...
Factors for reoffending and the process of desistance in the context of conditional release
Krulichová, Eva ; Bašná, Kristýna ; Beláňová, Andrea ; Čermák, Daniel ; Mikešová, Renáta ; Rozum, J. ; Tomášek, J. ; Urbánek, Tomáš
A report based on sociological, criminological, and psychological perspectives, utilizing both qualitative and quantitative data, describing the life trajectories of clients under the supervision of Probation and Mediation Service. The report analyzes the role of individual and social factors in terminating clients´ criminal careers.\n\n
Just take a moment to stop. The process of religious conversion in the context of the covid-19 pandemic: an interpretative phenomenological analysis.
Jiřičková, Eva ; Beláňová, Andrea (advisor) ; Viktorová, Ida (referee)
The focus of the thesis is to examine the process of religious conversion to the Roman Cath- olic Church in the context of the covid-19 pandemic. Its main aim is to describe the experi- ence of individuals with religious conversion and the way in which this experience is re- flected in the context of the covid-19 pandemic. Another partial aim is to map the functions of religion from the perspective of the convert and to put these functions in the context of theories of religious coping (how it manifests itself, whether and to what extent is the concept of religious coping strategies appropriate, as regards religious conversion in the context of the covid-19 pandemic). The thesis adopts a qualitative form of psychologic research in which the methods of interpretative phenomenological analysis are applied. The data were collected by means of semi-structured interviews from five converts to the Roman Catholic Church. The result of the analysis is represented by four central topics in which the quality of the experience of religious conversion is described: space of transformation, parallel for life, liberation, and relationship. The heart of experience thus outlined is then related to the functions of religion and theoretical psychological concepts.
Transformation of identity due to conversion and deconversion within non-traditional religious community
Šimková, Lívia ; Beláňová, Andrea (advisor)
This thesis deals with the transformation of identity caused by entering and leaving a non-traditional religious community. The aim of the work was to determine how identity is changed by conversion and deconversion within the religious community of Jehovah's Witnesses. The theoretical part is divided into three main chapters. The first is essentially devoted to religious conversion, where major psychological approaches to the study, the motifs and the process of conversion are presented. The second chapter focuses on identity, where attention is mainly on process-oriented theory, with emphasis on narrative representation. The last part of the theoretical section is devoted to the particular religious group Jehovah's Witnesses and new religious movements in general, with emphasis on the psychological aspects of their effect on the identity of the individual. The practical part is done in the form of semi- structured interviews with former members of the religious community of Jehovah's Witnesses, where the aim was to see how and in what way the identity of the respondents has been altered by accepting membership in this religious group and then terminating it. The research results indicate that membership in the religious community of Jehovah's Witnesses has deeply affected the life stories of my...
God exists. What am I gonna do with it? - the Process of Religious Conversion in the Catholic Church until Baptism from Perspective of Converts Experience
Jiřičková, Eva ; Beláňová, Andrea (advisor) ; Viktorová, Ida (referee)
The aim of this thesis is to differentiate what the converts consider before the official baptism to the Roman Catholic Church. The thesis focuses mainly on the actual experience of religious conversion of young people who have registered in the course of preparation for baptism. The data are thus obtained in the course of the year and a half of the course and the data consists of interviews, field notes from the course and discussions. The theoretical part of the thesis is focused on the definition of the concept of religious conversion, describing the views of the psychology of religion and the presentation of models of religious conversion with a more detailed analysis of the model of Lewis R. Rambo. The empirical part of the thesis consists of data analysis, which includes qualitative method of interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA). Data are compartmentalized into overarching categories related to the objectives of the thesis. Throughout the data analysis, the process of religious conversion of respondents is compared with the aim of L. R. Rambo. The results of the thesis support an attitude that religious conversion is a long-term process, not one sudden event. Various models can be used for the process of religious conversion - the model of L. R. Rambo (1993), with which the obtained...
Bullying Prevention in Forest Kindergarten: A Case Study of Jasmínka
Večeřová, Eliška ; Beláňová, Andrea (advisor) ; Presslerová, Pavla (referee)
This bachelor thesis aims to introduce the ways of bullying prevention in forest kindergarten. This goal was achieved by qualitative research, specifically a case study of DLK Jasmínka. The theoretical part of the thesis deals with bullying, its prevention and the specifics of bullying and prevention in kindergartens. The concept of forest pedagogy is also briefly introduced, but the empirical part provides key information on this topic. Based on the results of observations and interviews, the philosophy, educational approach, and daily program of DLK Jasmínka are presented. Then the main topic is presented. It turned out that the ways of preventing bullying in DLK Jasmínka do not rely on any comprehensive methodology but result from the educational plan and general principles of the pedagogical approach. Of the established concepts of prevention, they are closest to non-specific prevention, as the primary purpose of these principles is to support the harmonious development of children. Most important are respectful approach to children and open communication, to which other elements are attached. The work brings relatively unique insight into the elements of forest pedagogy, their mutual interaction and impact on the prevention of bullying.

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