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Psicologia Escolar e Educacional

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AMPARO, Deise Matos do; GALVAO, Afonso CelsoTanus; CARDENAS, Carmen  and  KOLLER, Sílvia Helena. The school and the educational perspectives of at risk situations. Psicol. esc. educ. [online]. 2008, vol.12, n.1, pp. 69-88. ISSN 1413-8557.

This study aimed at identifying youths in a situation of psychosocial risk, their school achievement and aspiration, and their social support network related to their teaching-learning context. It investigated protection and vulnerability in the school context based on positive psychology and the ecological approach to development. Participants were 852 males and females secondary state school students, from administrative regions of the Federal District - Brazil. They answered to a lengthy questionnaire about their relationship with colleagues and teachers, school quality and importance, school failure and their social-affective network. Results show the school as an important net of protection to which participants associate attitudes of confidence and interest. They value the continuity of their education and the school is included their projects for the future. In the school context, friends, teachers and parents represent important protection factors.

Keywords : Learning; School; Attitudes.

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