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SOUZA, Maria Abigail de  and  CASTRO, Rebeca Eugênia Fernandes de. Children's aggressiveness at school: teacher's conceptions and attitudes. Psicol. estud. [online]. 2008, vol.13, n.4, pp.837-845. ISSN 1413-7372.

The participation of all people, parents, children and teachers, involved in children aggressiveness in the school environment is needed to study the phenomenon. This approach has been undertaken through a larger research, including current study, which focuses on the teacher's point of view. Teachers' conceptions and attitudes about children aggressive expressions in school are investigated. A qualitative assessment was undertaken. It comprised individual semi-directed interviews with 15 teachers of a public school in a low-income population suburb in São Paulo SP Brazil. Most cited aggressive attitudes include revolt and physical aggression among students. The latter complaint is the main reason that motivates teachers to send children to play-therapy. Conflict administration strategies involve dialogue and comprehension. Data suggest that concern by the teacher on children still exists in whom they hope to obtain attention and care.

Keywords : Aggressive children; teachers; play-therapy.

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