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Estudos de Psicologia (Campinas)

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BAHLS, Flávia Rocha Campos  and  INGBERMANN, Yara Kuperstein. School development and adolescents' drug abuse. Estud. psicol. (Campinas) [online]. 2005, vol.22, n.4, pp.395-402. ISSN 0103-166X.

This study purpose was the previous school development investigation of adolescents who were under a psychoactive substance abuse treatment. The investigation was based on the analysis of adolescent's written reports content. There were 13 female adolescents' written reports available, and fifteen male ones. The content of school previous performance category were evaluated, and its data are exposed with the appropriate sub-categories. According to the results, there is a low frequency of school disabilities and also a good school performance among girls, while boys have presented early disabilities and bad performance at school. This study suggests that school- related factors may predict adolescent's drug abuse and gender differences. This knowledge can be used on preventive programs development.

Keywords : drug abuse; adolescence; school performance; gender.

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