SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.16 issue2Spatials analysis: concept, method and applicabilityPatients' profile at a geriatric outpatient service in Federal District, Brazil author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




Related links


Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica

Print version ISSN 0102-7972On-line version ISSN 1678-7153


CASTRO, Rebeca Eugênia Fernandes de; MELO, Márcia Helena da Silva  and  SILVARES, Edwiges Ferreira de Mattos. Peers' judgment about children with interactive difficulties after an extended intervention model. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2003, vol.16, n.2, pp.309-318. ISSN 0102-7972.

The literature on social competence has demonstrated that rejection by peers during childhood is a factor of influence in the development of antisocial behaviors. The present study aimed to measure the effectiveness of an extended clinical intervention model, involving parents, teachers and peers of children with interaction difficulties. The intervention was developed at a public school at Osasco-SP suburb, which was a IPUSP psychological center's branch. The subjects were 38 second-grade children, belonging to three groups: a) 13 to the psychological assistance group; b) 12 to the control group and c) 13 to the social validation group. Their sociometric status was measured by interviews with respective classes in three different moments: before, during and after intervention. Children attending the intervention program had a significant increase of social competence compared to those belonging to the control group and they also reached a similar sociometric status sociometric in comparison to the validation group.

Keywords : Social competence; preventive intervention; community.

        · abstract in Portuguese     · text in Portuguese     · Portuguese ( pdf )


Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License