Self-Awareness and Expectations for the Future of Adolescents in Juvenile Detention Centres


  • Ha Thi Thu Le Hong Duc University, Thanh Hoa Province
  • Long Thanh Phan Hanoi National University of Education, Hanoi
  • Truong Vuong Vu Faculty of Education, Ha Long University, Quang Ninh Province
  • Hien Thi Thanh Vu Dak Lak Collegge of Pedagogy, Dak Lak Province



adolescent, juveniles detention centres, self-awareness, future expectation


The problem of juvenile delinquency is a societal phenomenon that has occurred over the history of humanity. This is a societal issue that not only affects the economy's growth and the maintenance of social security and order but also significantly impacts the function and role that the family of juvenile offenders play in society. Using quantitative research design and descriptive statistical methodologies were in the study. The purpose of our study is to evaluate the self-reports of 665 adolescents attending detention centres in Vietnam. This analysis will consider the adolescents' level of ability to self-awareness and expectations of the future maintained by adolescents; The research also discusses the efforts that adolescents have taken to achieve their expectations. The findings indicate that adolescents have a high level of self-awareness regarding regret for past mistakes, and awareness is a person who strives for continuous improvement and constantly worries about the future. In addition, adolescents state that they have very high goals for the future and that, even if they are involved in a corrective school, they are making constructive attempts to work toward achieving those goals. Significant theoretical and practical contributions have been made as a result of the research. Providing educators and policymakers with a theoretical framework on which to develop the measurements and strategies that will help young people achieve their goals and be able to reintegrate into the community.


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Le, H. T. T., Phan, L. T., Vu, T. V., & Vu, H. T. T. (2023). Self-Awareness and Expectations for the Future of Adolescents in Juvenile Detention Centres. Pegem Journal of Education and Instruction, 13(2), 236–242.