Article dedicated to identification of characteristics of the role-based victim behavior of orphans in the system of higher education. The range of problems if this article does not provoke any doubts, since orphans remain a quite numerous socially vulnerable category of people requiring special forms of socio-psychological support.
The obtained results demonstrate that in the structure of role victim behavior of students the social role of the victim predominates, imposed by external labels, assessments and behavior norms. Among the students brought up in orphanages, there are common cases of severe victimization and hypervictimacy of behavior. The most favorable manifestations of victim behavior turned out to be among orphans raised in foster and substitute families.
An important result of the study is a statement of the relatively low victimization of a group of orphans from foster families, which is manifested in aversion to role-playing victim behavior, self-determination and taking responsibility for what is happening in their life, and the ability to independently solve problems. Consequently, parenting in foster and substitute families can effectively eliminate the consequences of psychological trauma for children and contribute to the formation of adaptive resources.
The article is replete with empirical material that reveals the features of victim behavior among orphans of various categories and students from two-parent families.
Keywords: role victim behavior, orphans, social role, substitute families, system of higher education.