Psicologia Escolar e Educacional
versão impressa ISSN 1413-8557
SANT'ANA, Izabella Mendes; EUZEBIOS FILHO, Antonio; LACERDA JUNIOR, Fernando e GUZZO, Raquel Souza Lobo. The psychologist and the school: the understanding of elementary school students on this relation. Psicol. esc. educ. [online]. 2009, vol.13, n.1, pp. 29-36. ISSN 1413-8557.
This study investigates how students from an Elementary public school in Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil, perceived the psychologist’s role at school. The information was obtained from drawings and writings carried out by 127 students in their initial grades, besides 113 students in their final grades answered two questions about the work of the psychologist. The results indicated that in general students perceived the psychologist as a professional who talks about the aspects of () life and gives support to the school community, acting as a mediator of the social interactions in this context. The final-grade students’ expectations about the work of the psychologist involved: guidance, help to school and their members to solve problems and active participation in school daily life. The results showed a positive tendency towards the inclusion of a psychologist in school, according to students, despite the limited understanding of her or his role.
Palavras-chave : School psychology; Elementary school students; School psychologists.