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Estudos de Psicologia (Natal)
Print version ISSN 1413-294X
LEME, Vanessa Barbosa Romera and BOLSONI-SILVA, Alessandra Turini. Parental Social Educational Skills and behavior of preschoolers. Estud. psicol. (Natal) [online]. 2010, vol.15, n.2, pp. 161-173. ISSN 1413-294X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-294X2010000200005.
The study had for objectives, from the reports of 20 mothers of children with behavior problems (Clinical group) and 20 mothers of children without behavior problems (Non-clinical group): a) compare the frequencies of social skills and behavior problems of children; b) describe the situations where the children had behavior problems and social skills; c) describe the behaviors of mothers face behaviors of the children; d) describe the behaviors of children ahead of maternal behaviors. Pre-school they were selected age by teachers who responded to a scale and who were collected through interview and scale with the mothers. The results indicated that children of Non-clinical group had more social skills and fewer externalizing behavior problems than children of the Clinical group. The mothers in the Non-clinical group reported more Parental Social Educational Skills expression of feelings and coping and Communication and less negative parenting practices, than mothers of children with behavior problems.
Keywords : parental social educational skills; social skills; behavior problems.