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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica

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MARTURANO, Edna Maria; TRIVELLATO-FERREIRA, Marlene de Cássia  and  GARDINAL, Elaine Cristina. Daily hassles in the first-grade transition: student perception and association with school achievement and adjustment. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2009, vol.22, n.1, pp. 93-101. ISSN 1678-7153.

This article describes a study conducted in public schools aiming at evaluating how much upset children feel about school daily hassles during the first grade transition. The relationships between daily hassles in different domains of school life and measures of achievement and adjustment were also investigated. One hundred and seventy-one (171) first grade students participated in the study. The instruments used were the School Hassles Inventory, the School Achievement Test, and the items for the assessment of children's achievement and adjustment from the Teacher Report Form. The results showed that: children rated hassles with peers and nonacademic school demands as the most stressful domains during first grade whereas academic concerns correlated negatively to achievement. Prior kindergarten attendance was associated with lower levels of daily stress.

Keywords : Daily hassles; school transition; relationship with peers; children education.

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