Revista Gaúcha de Enfermagem
versão On-line ISSN 1983-1447
ARAUJO, Adelita Campos et al. Relationships and interactions in healthy process to be an adolescent. Rev. Gaúcha Enferm. (Online) [online]. 2010, vol.31, n.1, pp. 136-142. ISSN 1983-1447. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1983-14472010000100019.
The purpose of this study is to explore how teenagers view the relationships and interactions in the process of healthily becoming an adolescent. This qualitative exploratory research was conducted with ten teenagers in a state college in a town in southern Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, from August to October, 2007. We used semi-structured interviews to collect the data. Later, we decided to use a thematic analysis, in which two themes emerged: (1) the process of building relationships and interactions in adolescence and (2) the risk in social life. As a result, we realized the importance of interpersonal relationships formed in adolescence, which deserve the nurse’s attention. Nurses can help in the guiding of this population in basic health units, hospitals or schools, to a healthy adolescence. Thus, teenagers may enjoy the relationships built in this process in order to grow and to enter into adulthood.
Palavras-chave : Adolescent's health; Interpersonal relations; Social perception.