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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica

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Abstract

TEODORO, Maycoln L. M; CARDOSO, Bruna Moraes  and  FREITAS, Ana Carolina Huff. Affectivity and family conflict and their relation with depression in children and adolescents. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2010, vol.23, n.2, pp. 324-333. ISSN 0102-7972.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-79722010000200015.

The presence of a healthy relation between a child and his/her parents is an important factor for the prevention of psychopathologies as depression. The objective of this research was to investigate the psychometrics properties of the Familiogram, and the association of the results of affectivity and family conflict with the intensity of depressive symptoms in children and adolescents. Two hundred thirty four students participated of the study (133 female, 56.8%) and their ages ranged from 8 to 14 years old (Mean=11.19, SD=1.76). The participants answered the Familiogram and the Children Depression Inventory. The Familiogram presented satisfactory psychometrics properties. Depression correlated negatively with the affectivity (r=-0.33) and positively with the conflict (r=0.32). Results point to the association of little affective and problematic family relations with the intensity of the depressive symptoms.

Keywords : Family; Family relations; Family conflict; Depression.

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