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PEZZI, Fernanda Aparecida Szareski  and  MARIN, Angela Helena. School failure in elementary school: a systematic literature review. Temas psicol. [online]. 2017, vol.25, n.1, pp. 1-15. ISSN 1413-389X.

This study aimed to conduct a systematic literature review on school failure in elementary school, from January 2009 to December 2014, in order to analyze the year and country of publication, the focus of the study, the concept of school failure adopted, the methodological aspects, and the main results. A number of 44 articles were selected, from the following database: Academic Search Complete, Literatura Latino-Americana em Ciências da Saúde (LILACS), PsycINFO, Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO) and Web of Science. The articles came from 18 different countries and presented different concepts and focus on school failure. In terms of methodological issues, most of the articles used a quantitative approach, most of them with the participation of students and the use of different instruments allowing data triangulation. Overall, the literature review conducted helped to understand how school failure has been studied and understood in current researches representing a valuable resource for psychology and education professionals.

Keywords : School failure; school failure; elementary school.

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