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Psicologia: teoria e prática

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SOARES, Adriana Benevides et al. Comparative study of socials kills and socio-demographic variables of teachers. Psicol. teor. prat. [online]. 2009, vol.11, n.1, pp. 35-49. ISSN 1516-3687.

Assuming a teacher as a professional acting on an essentially relational activity and assuming that the quality of the acted interactions reflects in the development of social skills of the students, this study aimed to recognize the teachers’ repertoire of social skills through comparing the socio-demographical variables. We compared variables such as level of education in what the teacher acts, gender, school classification and level of expertise. The study included 264 teachers. We applied the inventário de habilidades sociais (DEL PRETTE; DEL PRETTE, 2001b). The main results of this study suggest that there are significant differences especially regarding to his/her school classification. This means that public and private systems have their own and dissimilar exigencies. I t was identified that the most of teachers has good repertoire of social skills and that they would serve as standards for the behavior of the students.

Keywords : Teacher-student relationship; Social competence; Public education; Private education.

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