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SALDANHA, Ana Alayde Werba; OLIVEIRA, Isabel Cristina Vasconcelos de  and  AZEVEDO, Regina Ligia Wanderlei de. The self-concept of school adolescents. Paidéia (Ribeirão Preto) [online]. 2011, vol.21, n.48, pp.9-19. ISSN 0103-863X.

This study objectives identify and compare the self-concept of school adolescents of a sample of the city of , João Pessoa - PB, Brazil, the variables involving sex, age and type of school attended (public or private). For this was implemented the Inventory of Schemes Genre of Self-Concept in 686 adolescent students. In general, young people have positive self-concept, depending on the sex (higher for females), age (the lower the age, the greater the negative perception male and female most obviously with between 16 and 18 years) and type of school (more positive self-concept in public school). These results provide subsidies for the development of strategies more consistent with the profile of adolescents, whether in the family, school or social.

Keywords : self-concept; adolescents; students.

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