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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica

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SAPIENZA, Graziela; AZNAR-FARIAS, Maria  and  SILVARES, Edwiges Ferreira de Mattos. Social competence and parental practices in adolescents with high and low academic achievement. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2009, vol.22, n.2, pp.208-213. ISSN 0102-7972.

This paper investigated the relations between social competence, parental practices and academic performance in adolescents. 66 adolescents took part in the study and they were divided in two groups: high and low academic performance. The tools used in this research were CBCL and YSR (Achenbach, 1991), and IEP (Gomide, 2006). The results showed that adolescents of high academic achievements are perceived by the parents as socially competent and are raised with more positive parental practices. The data indicated that academic performance is also influenced by the social competence and the way the adolescents are educated by the parents. Those aspects should be considered in interventions that aim at promoting the improvement of academic performance and development of a behavior adjusted to the school.

Keywords : Social competence; Parenting styles; Academic achievement.

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