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Estudos de Psicologia (Campinas)

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TEIXEIRA, Maria Cristina Triguero Veloz et al. Protective factors associated with emotional and behavioral problems in school children. Estud. psicol. (Campinas) [online]. 2014, vol.31, n.4, pp.539-548. ISSN 0103-166X.  https://doi.org/10.1590/0103-166X2014000400008.

The objective of the study was to verify associations between protective and risk factors with emotional/behavioral problems in schoolchildren. The sample was comprised of 181 students from the 2 nd to 5 th grades (aged 6-12) and their caregivers. The instruments used were the Child Behavior Checklist for ages 6-18, a socioeconomic questionnaire, besides the average final grades on Mathematics and Portuguese provided by the school. We assessed emotional/behavioral problems and social competence from the Child Behavior Checklist for ages 6-18, academic performance, and family socioeconomic status. We conducted a multivariate logistic regression analysis to generate a model seeking associations between the outcome (emotional and behavioral problems) and age, gender, family socioeconomic status, academic performance and socialization indicators. Results indicated better academic performance and positive socialization indicators associated with a lower probability of emotional and behavioral problems in this sample.

Keywords : Emotional adjustment; Child behavior; Risk factors; Behavior therapy.

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