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MARIN, Angela Helena; BORBA, Bruna Mainardi Rosso  and  BOLSONI-SILVA, Alessandra Turini. Emotional and behavioral problems and school repetition: a case-control study with adolescents. Psicol. teor. prat. [online]. 2018, vol.20, n.3, pp. 299-313. ISSN 1516-3687.

Considering the suffering associated with learning difficulties and school failure, this study compared the indicators of emotional and behavioral problems assessed by adolescents, their parents and teachers among groups of students with and without a history of failure in elementary education. A cross-sectional case-control study was carried out, involving 24 adolescents with retention, who were compared to 24 adolescents without the same history, 48 mothers/fathers and 21 teachers who responded to Youth Self Report, Child Behavior Checklist and Teacher's Report Form, respectively. We also considered the grades of adolescents in Portuguese and Mathematics. The results showed that both externalizing and internalizing problems were associated with academic performance and that teachers identified more emotional and behavioral problems in school failure group compared to parents and adolescents. The evaluation by different informants made it possible to contemplate the complexity of the variables investigated.

Keywords : adolescence; mental health; behavior disorders; school performance; school failure.

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