Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica
On-line version ISSN 1678-7153
MOTA, Eduardo Luiz Andrade; FRANCO, Anamélia Lins e Silva and MOTTA, Mirella Cardoso. Migration, stress, and psychosocial factors as determinants of children's health. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 1999, vol.12, n.1, pp. 119-132. ISSN 1678-7153. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-79721999000100008.
A review study was conducted to examine the theoretical models of stress and social support to evaluate the importance of the adaptation processes to life events and life changes and their relation to health conditions. Assuming that children are particularly vulnerable to changes in environmental conditions, the relationships between psychosocial factors and childrens health status was adopted as an analysis model. Migration was considered as an event capable of altering, among other elements, the patterns of family organization and mother-child interactions which can determine health conditions and disease.
Keywords : Child health; psychosocial factors; migration; social determination.