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ROSSETTI, Claudia Broetto  and  SOUZA, Maria Thereza Costa Coelho de. Playing preference of a sample of children and adolescents in the city of Vitória. Psicol. teor. prat. [online]. 2005, vol.7, n.2, pp.87-114. ISSN 1516-3687.

The aim of this research was to investigate the playing preference of a hundred Brazilian children and adolescents aged between six and fourteen years old. The majority of boys and girls prefer rule-based games in open spaces. Girls chose as a favorite game “volley”, “basketball” or “queimada”. Boys chose “soccer” and “videogame”. The favorite game was mainly played at home with brothers/sisters and/or schoolmates, once or twice a week. Adults were rarely cited as partners. Finally, it was verified that the games and toys are still important in the life of children and adolescents, specially the rule-based games in open spaces and the electronic games.

Keywords : Playing preference; Games; Childhood; Adolescence.

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