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GOMIDE, Paula Inez Cunha; SALVO, Caroline Guisantes de; PINHEIRO, Debora Patricia Nemer  and  SABBAG, Gabriela Mello. A correlation between educative practices, depression, stress and social abilities. PsicoUSF [online]. 2005, vol.10, n.2, pp. 169-178. ISSN 1413-8271.

Gomide's Parental Style Model is made up of seven educative practices, five of them related to antisocial behavior development (negligence, inconsistent punishment, careless discipline, negative monitoring and physical abuse); and two of them related to prosocial behaviors (moral modeling and positive monitoring). The Parental Style Inventory (IEP) indicates a final index which reflects the influence of each variable on the way parents educate their children. The aim of this work was to correlate IEP to depression inventories, stress and social abilities. Eight couples and their respective children participate of the search, half of who identified as "risk" and the other half as "non-risk" analyzing the IEP results. Based on the non-parametric Mann-Whitney test, it was obtained a positive correlation between the IEP and factor 2 (self-assessment in feelings expression) of Del Prette & Del Prette Social Abilities Inventory (U=8; p=0,01), and negative correlation between Lipp Stress Inventory (U=7; p=0,005) and Beck Depression Inventory (U=6,5; p=0,007). Literature points out that risk families present high stress and depression contents, low social abilities development and negative parental practices. The findings indicate that IEP is an instrument able to identify risk and non-risk behavior, showing agreement with the others instruments used by literature reviewed.

Keywords : Parental styles; Anti-social behavior; Prosocial behavior.

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