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Acción Psicológica     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Colombiana de Psicología     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Acta Comportamentalia     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta de Investigación Psicológica     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Psychologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Activités     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Actualidades en Psicologia     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ad verba Liberorum : Journal of Linguistics & Pedagogy & Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Addictive Behaviors Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
ADHD Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
ADHD Report The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Advances in Experimental Social Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 44)
Advances in Mental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 76)
Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Advances in Physiotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 61)
Advances in Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 62)
Advances in the Study of Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31)
African Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology and Sport Facilitation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Aggression and Violent Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 442)
Aggressive Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
Ágora - studies in psychoanalytic theory     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Aletheia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
American Behavioral Scientist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
American Imago     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
American Journal of Applied Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 43)
American Journal of Community Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
American Journal of Health Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
American Journal of Orthopsychiatry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
American Journal of Psychoanalysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
American Journal of Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33)
American Psychologist     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 197)
Anales de Psicología     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Análise Psicológica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Análisis y Modificación de Conducta     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Analitika : Jurnal Magister Psikologi Uma     Open Access  
Analysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Annual Review of Clinical Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 74)
Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33)
Annual Review of Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 240)
Anuario de investigaciones (Facultad de Psicología. Universidad de Buenos Aires)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anuario de Psicología / The UB Journal of Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anuario de Psicología Jurídica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anxiety, Stress & Coping: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Applied and Preventive Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Applied Cognitive Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 75)
Applied Neuropsychology : Adult     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
Applied Neuropsychology : Child     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Applied Psycholinguistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Applied Psychological Measurement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Applied Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 163)
Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Archive for the Psychology of Religion / Archiv für Religionspychologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Archives of Scientific Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Arquivos Brasileiros de Psicologia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Art Therapy Online     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Asia Pacific Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Asia-Pacific Psychiatry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Asian American Journal of Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Asian Journal of Behavioural Studies     Open Access  
Asian Journal of Business Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Assessment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Attachment: New Directions in Psychotherapy and Relational Psychoanalysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Attention, Perception & Psychophysics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Australasian Journal of Organisational Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Psychodrama Association Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Australian Journal of Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counseling     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australian Psychologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Autism Insights     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Autism Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41)
Autism Research and Treatment     Open Access   (Followers: 26)
Autism's Own     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Autism-Open Access     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Avaliação Psicológica     Open Access  
Avances en Psicologia Latinoamericana     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Aviation Psychology and Applied Human Factors     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Balint Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Barbaroi     Open Access  
Basic and Applied Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41)
Behavior Analysis in Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Behavior Analyst     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Behavior Modification     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Behavior Research Methods     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Behavior Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51)
Behavioral Development Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription  
Behavioral Interventions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Behavioral Neuroscience     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 55)
Behavioral Sciences & the Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Behavioral Sleep Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Behaviormetrika     Hybrid Journal  
Behaviour     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Behaviour Change     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Behaviour Research and Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 138)
Behavioural Processes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Biofeedback     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
BioPsychoSocial Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
BMC Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy: An International Journal for Theory, Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Boletim Academia Paulista de Psicologia     Open Access  
Boletim de Psicologia     Open Access  
Brain Informatics     Open Access  
British Journal of Clinical Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 153)
British Journal of Developmental Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 37)
British Journal of Educational Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
British Journal of Health Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 46)
British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
British Journal of Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 61)
British Journal of Psychotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 69)
British Journal of Social Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 34)
Buletin Psikologi     Open Access  
Burnout Research     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Cadernos de psicanálise (Rio de Janeiro)     Open Access  
Cadernos de Psicologia Social do Trabalho     Open Access  
Canadian Art Therapy Association     Hybrid Journal  
Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Canadian Psychology / Psychologie canadienne     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Case Studies in Sport and Exercise Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Castalia : Revista de Psicología de la Academia     Open Access  
Cendekia : Jurnal Kependidikan dan Kemasyarakatan     Open Access  
Child Development Perspectives     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Child Development Research     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Ciencia Cognitiva     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ciencia e Interculturalidad     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ciências & Cognição     Open Access  
Ciencias Psicológicas     Open Access  
Clínica y Salud     Open Access  
Clinical Medicine Insights : Psychiatry     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Clinical Psychological Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Clinical Psychologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 73)
Clinical Psychology and Special Education     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Clinical Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41)
Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Clinical Schizophrenia & Related Psychoses     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Coaching : Theorie & Praxis     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Coaching Psykologi - The Danish Journal of Coaching Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cogent Psychology     Open Access  
Cógito     Open Access  
Cognition & Emotion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
Cognitive Behaviour Therapist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Cognitive Neuropsychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Cognitive Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 74)
Cognitive Research : Principles and Implications     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Consciousness and Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
Construção Psicopedagógica     Open Access  
Consulting Psychology Journal : Practice and Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Contagion : Journal of Violence, Mimesis, and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Contemporary Educational Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Contemporary School Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Contextos Clínicos     Open Access  
Counseling et spiritualité / Counselling and Spirituality     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Counseling Psychologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Counselling and Psychotherapy Research : Linking research with practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Counselling and Values     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Counselling Psychology Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Couple and Family Psychoanalysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Couple and Family Psychology : Research and Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Creativity Research Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Creativity. Theories ? Research ? Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Criminal Justice Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Cuadernos de Neuropsicología     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuadernos de Psicologia del Deporte     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Psicopedagogía     Open Access  
Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Cultural-Historical Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Culturas Psi     Open Access  
Culture and Brain     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Current Addiction Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Current Behavioral Neuroscience Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Current Directions In Psychological Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 61)
Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Current Opinion in Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Current Psychological Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Current Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Current psychology letters     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Current Research in Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Decision     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Depression and Anxiety     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Depression Research and Treatment     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Development and Psychopathology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Developmental Neuropsychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Developmental Psychobiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Developmental Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 47)
Diagnostica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Dialectica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Discourse     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Diversitas : Perspectivas en Psicologia     Open Access  

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Análise Psicológica
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ISSN (Online) 1646-6020
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  • Subjective well-being evalution in adolescents: Relationships
           with sex and age

    • Abstract: O estudo do bem-estar subjetivo com adolescentes justifica-se pela importância da identificação e promoção de aspectos positivos nesse período do desenvolvimento. O sexo e a faixa etária têm sido associados à variação da satisfação de vida e afetos positivos e negativos. Assim, este trabalho teve por objetivo avaliar o nível de BES de adolescentes, a partir de um índice que engloba a avaliação de afetos positivos e negativos e a satisfação dos adolescentes com relação aos domínios específicos de suas vidas, observando a associação com sexo e faixa etária. Foram aplicadas a Escala Multidimensional de Satisfação de Vida e a Escala de Afetos Positivos e Negativos para Adolescentes em 426 estudantes (média de idade 14.91 anos; DP=1.65) de escolas públicas de Porto Alegre. Foram observadas médias mais altas entre os meninos nas dimensões satisfação com a família, autoeficácia e bem-estar. As meninas apresentaram maior satisfação com as amizades, maiores níveis de afetos negativos e menor satisfação com a vida. Tais dados indicam a necessidade de intervenções que promovam aspectos positivos entre as adolescentes.Adolescents wellbeing study is justified by the importance of promotion of positive aspects in this period of development. Gender and age are associated to variation in life satisfaction and positive and negative affects. This work has the objective to evaluate the level of adolescents’ wellbeing, from a index which agrupate positive and negative affects and life satisfaction, observing gender and age group. A Multidimensional Scale of Life Satisfaction and a Positive and Negative Affect Scale were applied collectively in 426 adolescents (M=14.91 years old; SD=1.65) from public schools of Porto Alegre. Results pointed highest average between boys in family satisfaction, self-efficacy and well-being. Girls presented more friendship satisfaction, more negative affect and less life satisfaction. These data indicate the need of interventions that promote positive aspects between girls.
  • Self-esteem, narcissism, and dimensions of juvenile delinquency:
           Clarifying the relation

    • Abstract: O presente estudo teve como objetivo analisar a capacidade preditiva dos constructos de autoestima e de narcisismo em duas dimensões da delinquência juvenil: a gravidade de crimes cometidos e a idade de início na atividade criminal. Para tal, recorreu-se a uma amostra de 261 jovens recolhidos em centros tutelares educativos e elaborou-se um modelo de regressão ordinal para a gravidade de crimes e um modelo de regressão linear para a idade de início na atividade criminal. Os resultados evidenciaram que o narcisismo prediz a gravidade dos crimes e, de forma marginalmente significativa, o início da atividade criminal, o que revela a sua preponderância enquanto fator de risco para as duas dimensões de delinquência e sustenta a sua inclusão em programas de intervenção na delinquência. Por outro lado, demonstraram que a autoestima não prediz nem a gravidade dos crimes nem o início da atividade criminal. Estudos futuros devem continuar a explorar o papel da autoestima na predição da delinquência, no sentido de melhor clarificar esta relação.The present study aimed to analyze the predictive capacity of self-esteem and narcissism of two dimensions of juvenile delinquency: crime seriousness and age of criminal onset. With a total sample of 261 youths from the juvenile justice system, an ordinal regression model was estimated with crime seriousness as the dependent variable, and a linear regression model was estimated with age of crime onset as the dependent variable. The results showed that narcissism predicts crimes seriousness and has a marginally significant effect on age of crime onset, revealing its importance as a risk factor for both dimensions of delinquency and supporting its inclusion in intervention programs for delinquency. On the other hand, the results revealed that self-esteem did not predict neither crime seriousness nor age of criminal onset. Future studies should continue to explore the role of self-esteem in predicting delinquency in order to better clarify this relationship.
  • Testing age as a moderator of the relationship between depression and
           healthy functioning in breast and gynecologic cancer patients

    • Abstract: This cross-sectional study aims to explore age as a moderator of the association between emotional distress and functional scales of health-related quality of life. The sample includes 106 outpatients with active breast and gynecologic cancers recruited at the Gynecology Department of the Instituto Português de Oncologia de Coimbra Francisco Gentil. Cancer patients were divided into two groups: younger women
  • Security and victimization of university students in the city of

    • Abstract: Apresenta-se um estudo exploratório com 307 estudantes de instituições de ensino superior do Porto. Os participantes de ambos os sexos, com idades entre os 18 e os 48 anos (M=23; DP=5.6) responderam a um questionário de diagnóstico local de segurança, a fim de captar as perceções sobre o crime e a vitimação na área, os sentimentos de segurança e as conceções sobre a atuação policial. Os resultados apontam para uma perceção geral de segurança, apesar dos roubos ou dos peditórios reportados. A experiência de vitimação (15%), nem sempre reportada às autoridades, traduziu-se numa perceção fragilizada quanto à atuação policial. O estudo permite concluir pela importância da formulação estratégica de planos de segurança baseada numa participação da comunidade.An exploratory study with 307 students from higher education institutions in Oporto is presented. Participants of both sexes, aged 18-48 (M=23; SD=5.6), responded to a local security diagnostic questionnaire in order to capture perceptions of crime and victimization in the area, the feelings of security and the conceptions about the police action. The results point to a general perception of security, despite reported robbery or panhandle. The experience of victimization (15%), not always reported to the authorities, translated into a weakened perception as to the police action. The study concludes by the importance of the strategic formulation of security plans based on community participation.
  • Social skills in adopted adolescents: A comparative study with non adopted
           and in residencial care adolescents

    • Abstract: Os adolescentes que foram adotados são frequentemente identificados como um grupo em risco em termos de competência social. Neste estudo pretendeu-se analisar a competência social de um grupo de adolescentes adotados, através da comparação com um grupo de adolescentes em acolhimento residencial (AR) e de um grupo de adolescentes que viviam com a família de nascimento e explorar a sua relação com variáveis relativas à adoção. Participaram neste estudo 135 adolescentes, com idades compreendidas entre os 12 e os 17 anos, dos quais 45 foram adotados, 45 estavam em AR e 45 viviam com a família de nascimento. A competência social foi avaliada junto dos próprios adolescentes através do SSIS-RS. Os resultados demonstraram diferenças estatisticamente significativas entre os três grupos de adolescentes, apresentando os adolescentes adotados mais habilidades sociais e menos problemas de comportamento que os adolescentes em AR, mas menos habilidades sociais e mais problemas de comportamento que os adolescentes que viviam com a família de nascimento. Verificou-se ainda quanto mais tarde os adolescentes que vêm a ser adotados entraram em acolhimento, menor o seu reportório de habilidades sociais. Estes resultados apontam a premência de práticas de intervenção em proteção infantil que propiciem o desenvolvimento da competência social.Adopted adolescents are frequently identified as being at risk in terms of social competence. This study aimed at analysing the social competence of a group of adopted adolescents, by comparing them with a group of adolescents in residential care and another one with no referral to Child Protection Services. One-hundred-thirty-five adolescents aged from 12 to 17 participated in this study, 45 of whom were adopted, 45 were in residential care and 45 were living with their birth families. Adolescents assessed their social competence through the Social Skills Improvement System-Rating Scales. Results showed statistically significant differences among the groups. Adopted adolescents displayed more social skills and less behaviour problems than adolescents in residential care and less social skills but more behaviour problems than those living with their birth families. Furthermore, the later the adoptees had been placed in out of home care, the less social skills they presented. These findings highlight the pressing need of child protection policies and practices to ensure adoptees’ healthy social competence.
  • Psychosocial adjustment to breast cancer in women with conservative
           surgery vs mastectomy

    • Abstract: Este estudo compara o ajustamento psicossocial à doença em mulheres com cancro da mama submetidas a cirurgia de conservação e mastectomia, prevendo diferenças entre os dois grupos. Procura ainda avaliar se há diferenças no ajustamento ao longo de quatro momentos de avaliação. A amostra foi constituída por 74 mulheres no estádio I-III da doença submetidas a cirurgia. Todas as mulheres responderam a questionários de baseline, antes da cirurgia, e foram seguidas longitudinalmente até ao final dos tratamentos. As dimensões do ajustamento psicossocial avaliadas foram o estado emocional, as representações da doença e a funcionalidade, não se tendo verificado diferenças no ajustamento, para a grande maioria das variáveis psicossociais estudadas, em função do tipo de cirurgia. Contudo, encontramos diferenças significativas para as representações de doença (compreensão da doença) e para a funcionalidade (categoria lazer, sono e dimensão psicossocial), tendo os resultados sido mais favoráveis para as mulheres que realizaram uma mastectomia. Estes resultados são inesperados uma vez que a cirurgia de conservação pretende proporcionar um resultado cosmético mais satisfatório e com taxas de sobrevivência equivalentes às da mastectomia, fazendo supor que se conseguiria obter um melhor ajustamento psicossocial. Os dados encontrados sugerem que o tipo de cirurgia não parece predizer o ajustamento psicossocial. No entanto, considera-se que implicar as doentes na escolha do tipo de cirurgia, sempre que isso seja possível, pode beneficiar uma compreensão mais ajustada acerca da doença e do tratamento, com repercussões mais favoráveis ao nível emocional e da funcionalidade.The aim of this study was to examine psychosocial adjustment differences between breast cancer women who underwent a lumpectomy or mastectomy, predicting differences between the two groups. The participants were 74 Portuguese recently diagnosed breast cancer patients, recruited in the main Oncology Hospital of the North of Portugal. The study design is longitudinal with four-time points: before surgery (baseline); two weeks after surgery, during adjuvant treatments; and at the end of adjuvant treatment. The evaluated dimensions were emotional state, illness perception and illness functional limitations. We didn’t find differences for most of the variables, between the two groups. However, we find significant differences for comprehension (illness perception) and for leisure, sleep and psychosocial dimension (perceived functioning), with better adjustment for women who underwent mastectomy. These results are unexpected since conservation surgery aims to provide a more satisfying cosmetic outcome and survival rates equivalent to those of mastectomy, assuming a better psychosocial adjustment. The data suggest that the type of surgery doesn’t seem to predict the psychosocial adjustment. However, involving patients in choosing surgery type, whenever it is possible, can benefits a better understanding about the disease and the treatment, with more favourable repercussions on the emotional level and functionality.
  • Friendship quality in adolescence and social adjustment in the peer

    • Abstract: As amizades na adolescência são fundamentais para o desenvolvimento social, emocional e cognitivo. Porém, diferenças na qualidade da relação com um melhor amigo podem também estar associadas ao ajustamento psicossocial dos adolescentes. Este estudo procurou identificar diferentes perfis de qualidade de amizade, contrastando-os relativamente a dimensões positivas e negativas dessa relação, bem como ao ajustamento social dos adolescentes no grupo de pares. 821 participantes do 7º ano de escolaridade (M=13 anos), reportaram a sua percepção da qualidade da melhor amizade e nomeações sociométricas permitiram aceder às dimensões do ajustamento social no grupo de pares. Uma análise hierárquica de clusters baseados nas dimensões positivas da qualidade de amizade permitiu identificar três tipos de perfis, nomeadamente de qualidade alta, média e baixa (QA, QM, QB), que se distinguiram significativamente na qualidade global e em todas as dimensões positivas da amizade: as amizades QA caracterizaram-se por mais companheirismo, validação, ajuda, suporte, intimidade e estratégias de resolução de conflitos, enquanto as amizades QB foram marcadas por valores inferiores nestas dimensões. Diferenças de sexo demonstraram que as raparigas experienciaram mais partilha de intimidade e validação e cuidado nas suas díades de amizade. Também nos aspectos negativos (conflitos e traições), as amizades QA se distinguiram por apresentarem níveis menos frequentes. Quanto ao ajustamento social, os adolescentes com amizades de alta qualidade foram considerados pelos pares como os menos socialmente retirados, excluídos e vitimizados, mas os mais pró-sociais e populares/sociáveis. Adolescentes com amizades de baixa qualidade foram caracterizados com valores opostos. Estes resultados mostram a importância da amizade neste período do desenvolvimento e permitem compreender, em particular, a influência da qualidade dessa relação no contexto social dos jovens.Friendships in adolescence are fundamental for social, emotional and cognitive development. However, differences in the quality of the relationship with a best friend may also be associated with adolescents’ psychosocial adjustment. The goal of this study was to identify different profiles of friendship quality, contrasting them regarding positive and negative features of this relationship, as well as youth’s social adjustment in the peer group. 821 participants from 7th grade (M=13 years old) reported on their perception of best friendship quality and sociometric nominations assessed social adjustment in the peer group. Three profiles emerged from hierarchical clusters analysis based on positive features of friendship quality, namely high-, medium- and low-quality friendships. Such profiles were significantly different in global quality and in all positive qualitative features of friendship: High-quality friendships were significantly higher in companionship, validation, help, support, intimacy, and conflict resolution strategies, whilst low-quality friendships had significantly lower values in all such dimensions. Sex differences revealed that girls experienced more intimate disclosure and validation and caring within their friendship dyads. Regarding negative features, adolescents in high-quality friendships reported less frequent conflict. As for social adjustment, youth in high quality friendships were considered by peers as the least anxious-withdrawn, excluded and victimized, but the most prosocial and popular/sociable. Participants in low-quality friendships were characterized by opposite scores. Findings highlight the significance of friendship in this developmental period, particularly, regarding friendship quality in young adolescents’ social milieu.
  • How is adoption experienced in adolescence' Construction of a
           questionnaire of feelings related to adoption

    • Abstract: As experiências relacionadas com a adoção são processadas emocionalmente e assumem um significado individual que influencia a forma como cada adotado vive a sua história de adoção. Mesmo quando a experiência da adoção é positiva e o adotado manifesta bom ajustamento psicológico, a história de adoção desencadeia um misto de sentimentos sendo as emoções negativas mais dificilmente identificadas e assumidas. O presente estudo teve como objetivo desenvolver um instrumento original de avaliação da valência (positiva ou negativa) de sentimentos associados ao estatuto adotivo. Participaram neste estudo 80 adolescentes adotados com idades compreendidas entre os 12 e 22 anos. A análise fatorial exploratória apontou para a existência de uma estrutura unifatorial com 10 itens, interpretável de acordo com a literatura na área da adoção. O presente estudo foca-se apenas no desenvolvimento do instrumento, pelo que se considera que o atual instrumento terá que ser ainda alvo de estudo posterior. No entanto, salienta-se que este instrumento poderá constituir-se como uma importante mais-valia tanto na investigação em adoção e na intervenção psicológica com adolescentes adotados.Adoption experiences are emotionally embedded and take on an individual meaning which influences the unique emotionality of the adoptee’s adoption history. Even when the adoption experiences are positive and adoptees show a good psychological adjustment, the adoption history triggers a mixture of feelings and negative emotions are less acknowledged and assumed. The present study aimed at developing a new questionnaire to evaluate the feelings related to the adoption status. Eighty adopted adolescents aged 12 to 22. The exploratory factorial analysis pointed to the existence of a 10 item unifactorial structure, in accordance with adoption literature. The present study only focuses on the development of the instrument, and it is therefore considered that the present instrument must be further studied. However, the Questionnaire on Adoption Related Feelings can be an important added value both in adoption research and in psychological intervention with adolescent adoptees.
  • Adaptation of the Attitudes toward Motherhood Scale for the Portuguese
           population: Psychometric studies

    • Abstract: As crenças disfuncionais face à maternidade têm sido apontadas como um fator de risco para a depressão pós-parto. O objetivo deste estudo foi adaptar a Escala de Crenças Disfuncionais Face à Maternidade (ECM), que avalia as crenças disfuncionais face à maternidade, para a população portuguesa, e avaliar as suas qualidades psicométricas. Para tal, utilizou-se uma amostra de 387 mulheres no período pós-parto. As participantes responderam, num estudo transversal, à ECM e a outros questionários de autorresposta. A análise fatorial confirmatória revelou como mais adequado um modelo tridimensional, semelhante à estrutura original do instrumento: Crenças Relacionadas com o Julgamento dos Outros, Crenças Relacionadas com a Responsabilidade Materna e Crenças Relacionadas com a Idealização do Papel Materno. Além disso, a ECM associou-se de forma significativa à sintomatologia depressiva e aos pensamentos automáticos negativos gerais e no pós-parto, mostrando a sua validade convergente. Ademais, apresentou boa consistência interna para a pontuação total e para as suas dimensões, à exceção da dimensão Crenças Relacionadas com a Responsabilidade Materna. De forma geral, a versão portuguesa da ECM apresentou bons níveis de fidelidade e validade, pelo que constitui um instrumento útil na avaliação das crenças disfuncionais face à maternidade.Dysfunctional beliefs toward motherhood have been identified as a risk factor for postpartum depression. The aim of this study was to adapt the Attitudes Toward Motherhood Scale (AToM), that evaluates dysfunctional beliefs toward motherhood, for the Portuguese population and to evaluate its psychometric qualities. The sample included 387 women in the postpartum period. The participants cross-sectionally answered to the AToM and to other self-report questionnaires. Confirmatory factor analysis revealed as more suitable a three-dimensional model, similar to the original structure of the instrument: Beliefs about Other’s Judgments, Beliefs about Maternal Responsibility and Beliefs about Maternal Role Idealization. In addition, the AToM was significantly associated with depressive symptoms and with general and postpartum negative automatic thoughts, showing its convergent validity. Furthermore, it has shown good internal consistency for the total score and for its dimensions, with the exception of the dimension Beliefs about Maternal Responsibility. In general, the Portuguese version of AToM showed good levels of reliability and validity, so it is a useful tool to assess the dysfunctional beliefs toward motherhood.
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