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ARAUJO, Lidiane Silva de; COUTINHO, Maria da Penha de Lima; MIRANDA, Rosane de Sousa  e  SARAIVA, Evelyn Rúbia de Albuquerque. Consensual universe of adolescents about school violence. Psico-USF [online]. 2012, vol.17, n.2, pp.243-251. ISSN 2175-3563.

This study aimed to understand the social representations of school violence produced by adolescents enrolled in a public school in Joao Pessoa, Paraiba. The sample consisted of 177 adolescents, male and female, aged between 12 and 18 years old, who completed a socio-demographic questionnaire and a word association test, through the stimulus "school violence" and "victim". The free evocations were processed by the Tri-Deux-Mots software, through correspondence factor analysis. Social representations elaborated by students have pointed to the characteristic manifestations of the phenomenon, as well as its impacts on this social group. It was also clear that school violence is presented as a multifaceted phenomenon, imbricated in other forms of violence (physical, psychological and sexual). Indeed, the study of this social object, for the sample studied, has crossed the barriers of violence, bullying, expanding his dismal reality to beyond the meaning of the word.

Palavras-chave : School violence; Bullying; Adolescence; Social representations; Tri-Deux-Mots software.

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