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LUZ, José Marcelo Oliveira da; MURTA, Sheila Giardini  e  AQUINO, Thiago Antonio Avellar de. Intervention for promoting meaning in life in adolescents. Temas psicol. [online]. 2017, vol.25, n.4, pp. 1795-1811. ISSN 1413-389X.

The objective of this study was to evaluate the implementation process and achievements in an intervention to promote meaning of life among adolescents. The participants were 47 adolescents of both sexes, aged 15 and 17, not randomly allocated into two groups: experimental (N = 22) and control (N = 25). The process of evaluation included satisfaction measures, social validity, engagement and understanding of activities by the teenagers. They were also carried out pre and post tests ratings: the participants of the two groups responded initially to the instruments Questionnaire Sense of Life and Affect Scale Positive and Negative. After 6 weekly meetings, which aimed to promote the sense of life, both groups were subjected to retesting with the same instruments. The results suggested an increase in the perception of meaning of life and decreased negative affect, indicating evidence supporting the effectiveness of the intervention. Overall, there was a membership of teenagers to the intervention program, as well as a positive evaluation.

Palavras-chave : Meaning in life; health promotion; adolescent health; clinical trial.

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